- A light box or container, typically one made of waxed cardboard or plastic in which drinks or foodstuffs are packaged.More example sentences
- Sand also drank her small carton of milk, which had gotten a bit warm since she had been handed it.
- He walked to the kitchen, still sleepy, and took a long drink form the carton of milk.
- Ask what their favourite sandwich is and give them a small carton of milk or a yogurt drink as a treat.
early 19th century: from French, from Italian cartone (see cartoon).