1 a heavy open vehicle, usually having two wheels and drawn by horses, used in farming and to transport goods
2 a light open horse-drawn vehicle having two wheels and springs, for business or pleasure
3 any small vehicle drawn or pushed by hand, such as a trolley
put the cart before the horse to reverse the usual or natural order of things
5 usually tr to use or draw a cart to convey (goods, etc.)
to cart groceries
6 tr to carry with effort; haul
to cart wood home
(C13: from Old Norse kartr; related to Old English cræt carriage, Old French carete; see car)
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