Cart (?), n. [AS. craet; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Cf. Car.]


A common name for various kinds of vehicles, as a Scythian dwelling on wheels, or a chariot.

"Phebus' cart."



A two-wheeled vehicle for the ordinary purposes of husbandry, or for transporting bulky and heavy articles.

Packing all his goods in one poor cart. Dryden.


A light business wagon used by bakers, grocerymen, butchers, atc.


An open two-wheeled pleasure carriage.

Cart horse, a horse which draws a cart; a horse bred or used for drawing heavy loads. -- Cart load, ∨ Cartload, as much as will fill or load a cart. In excavating and carting sand, gravel, earth, etc., one third of a cubic yard of the material before it is loosened is estimated to be a cart load. -- Cart rope, a stout rope for fastening a load on a cart; any strong rope. -- To put (∨ getset) the cart before the horse, to invert the order of related facts or ideas, as by putting an effect for a cause.


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Cart, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Carted; p. pr. & vb. n. Carting.]


To carry or convey in a cart.


To expose in a cart by way of punishment.

She chuckled when a bawd was carted. Prior.


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Cart, v. i.

To carry burdens in a cart; to follow the business of a carter.


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