Meaning of “carter” in the English Dictionary

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"carter" in English

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carternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɑː.tər/ us /ˈkɑːr.t̬ɚ/ old use

Examples from literature

  • A carter comes along perhaps with a loaded waggon from some distance, and as he stays to drink his quart talks of the changes that are proceeding or imminent in his locality. 
  • And so the pony was tied to the cart, and Terry was hoisted to a seat on the turf beside the carter. 
  • The carts were laden with bundles of arrows, perhaps the same he had seen unloading that morning from the war-ship, and were accompanied only by carters. 
  • The next morning early Harry went to a carter in the town, and hired a cart for the day, leaving a deposit for its safe return at night. 
  • Unless continually greased the squeaking of such wheels is terrible, and the carters frequently forgot their grease-horns. 

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

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