Meaning of “cart” in the English Dictionary

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cartnoun [ C ]

uk /kɑːt/ us /kɑːrt/

a vehicle with either two or four wheels, pulled by a horse and used for carrying goods:

a horse and cart

B2 US UK trolley a small vehicle with two or four wheels that you push or pull to transport large or heavy objects on:

a shopping cart
Why will supermarket carts never move in the direction that you push them in?

US UK trolley a table on four small wheels with one or more shelves under it, used for serving food or drinks:

Betty almost ran me over with her tea cart as I was walking into the office!
Every 30 minutes or so the flight attendant would wheel the drinks cart down the aisle.

cartverb [ T + adv/prep ]

uk /kɑːt/ us /kɑːrt/

to take something or someone somewhere, especially using a lot of effort:

We carted all the rubbish to the bottom of the garden and burned it.
Council workers have carted away all the dead leaves that had collected at the side of the road.
informal I've been carting (= carrying) these letters around with me all week, and I still haven't posted them.
informal The drunks who had been sleeping in the park were carted off (= taken by force) to the police station.

(Definition of “cart” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cartnoun [ C ]

us /kɑrt/

a vehicle with either two or four wheels that is pushed by a person, or pulled by an animal, esp. a horse, and is used for carrying goods

A cart is also a shopping cart.

(Definition of “cart” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)