Dray cart
Dray Dray, n. [AS. dr[ae]ge a dragnet, fr. dragan. ????. See {Draw}, and cf. 2d {Drag}, 1st {Dredge}.] 1. A strong low cart or carriage used for heavy burdens. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of sledge or sled. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

{Dray cart}, a dray.

{Dray horse}, a heavy, strong horse used in drawing a dray. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dray — Dray, n. [AS. dr[ae]ge a dragnet, fr. dragan. ????. See {Draw}, and cf. 2d {Drag}, 1st {Dredge}.] 1. A strong low cart or carriage used for heavy burdens. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of sledge or sled. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] {Dray cart} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dray horse — Dray Dray, n. [AS. dr[ae]ge a dragnet, fr. dragan. ????. See {Draw}, and cf. 2d {Drag}, 1st {Dredge}.] 1. A strong low cart or carriage used for heavy burdens. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of sledge or sled. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] {Dray… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dray — I. noun Etymology: Middle English draye, a wheelless vehicle; akin to Old English dræge dragnet, dragan to pull more at draw Date: 14th century a vehicle used to haul goods; especially a strong cart or wagon without sides II. transitive verb Date …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dray — /dray/, n. 1. a low, strong cart without fixed sides, for carrying heavy loads. 2. a sledge or sled. 3. any vehicle, as a truck, used to haul goods, esp. one used to carry heavy loads. v.t. 4. to convey on a dray. v.i. 5. to drive or operate a… …   Universalium

  • dray — [drā] n. [ME dreye, orig., a drag, sled < OE dræge, lit., something drawn, dragnet < dragan, to DRAW] a low, sturdily built cart with detachable sides, for carrying heavy loads vt. to carry or haul on a dray vi. to drive a dray …   English World dictionary

  • cart — [n] small attachment for transporting barrow, buggy, curricle, dolly, dray, gig, gurney, handcart, palanquin, pushcart, rickshaw, tilbury, truck, tumbrel, two wheeler, wagon, wheelbarrow; concepts 499,505 cart [v] carry bear, bring, convey, ferry …   New thesaurus

  • dray — [dreı] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old English; Origin: dragan to pull ] a flat ↑cart with four wheels that was used in the past for carrying heavy loads, especially ↑barrels of beer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dray — mid 14c., M.E. derivative of O.E. dragan to draw, originally meaning a cart without wheels that has to be dragged (Cf. O.N. draga timber dragged behind a horse ); see DRAG (Cf. drag) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dray — ► NOUN ▪ a low truck or cart without sides, for delivering barrels or other heavy loads. ORIGIN perhaps from an Old English word meaning «dragnet»; related to DRAW(Cf. ↑draw) …   English terms dictionary

  • Cart — CARTS redirects here. For the transportation system, see Capital Area Rural Transportation System , or Chautauqua CARTS. A cart is a vehicle or device, using two wheels and normally one horse, designed for transport. A handcart is pulled or… …   Wikipedia

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