Cart horse
Cart Cart (k[aum]rt), n. [AS. cr[ae]t; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Cf. {Car}.] 1. A common name for various kinds of vehicles, as a Scythian dwelling on wheels, or a chariot. ``Ph[oe]bus' cart.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A two-wheeled vehicle for the ordinary purposes of husbandry, or for transporting bulky and heavy articles. [1913 Webster]

Packing all his goods in one poor cart. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. A light business wagon used by bakers, grocerymen, butchers, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. An open two-wheeled pleasure carriage. [1913 Webster]

{Cart horse}, a horse which draws a cart; a horse bred or used for drawing heavy loads; -- also spelled {carthorse}.

{Cart rope}, a stout rope for fastening a load on a cart; any strong rope.

{To put the cart before the horse}, {To get the cart before the horse}, or {To set the cart before the horse}, to invert the order of related facts or ideas, as by putting an effect for a cause; to do things in an improper order. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cart horse — carthorse cart horse , cart horse cart horse . a horse kept for pulling carts; a horse bred or used for drawing heavy loads. Syn: drayhorse. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cart horse — noun draft horse kept for pulling carts • Syn: ↑carthorse, ↑drayhorse • Hypernyms: ↑draft horse, ↑draught horse, ↑dray horse * * * noun : a large strong horse bred or used for drawing heavy loads * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • cart horse — a strong horse bred to draw heavy loads; draft horse. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • cart horse — strong horse used to pull carts and heavy loads …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cart-horse — see carthorse …   English dictionary

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  • Cart — (k[aum]rt), n. [AS. cr[ae]t; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Cf. {Car}.] 1. A common name for various kinds of vehicles, as a Scythian dwelling on wheels, or a chariot. Ph[oe]bus cart. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A two wheeled vehicle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cart rope — Cart Cart (k[aum]rt), n. [AS. cr[ae]t; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Cf. {Car}.] 1. A common name for various kinds of vehicles, as a Scythian dwelling on wheels, or a chariot. Ph[oe]bus cart. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cart — n. & v. n. 1 a strong vehicle with two or four wheels for carrying loads, usu. drawn by a horse. 2 a light vehicle for pulling by hand. 3 a light vehicle with two wheels for driving in, drawn by a single horse. v.tr. 1 convey in or as in a cart.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Horse-drawn vehicle — Horse drawn vehicles were once common worldwide, but they have mostly been replaced by automobiles and other forms of self propelled transport.GeneralA two wheeled horse drawn vehicle is a cart (see various types below, both for carrying people… …   Wikipedia

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