wheelbarrow
I. noun Date: 14th century a small usually single-wheeled vehicle that is used for carrying small loads and is fitted with handles at the rear by which it can be pushed and guided II. transitive verb Date: 1721 to convey in a wheelbarrow

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  • wheelbarrow — [hwēl′bar΄ō, wēl′bar΄ō; hwēl′ber΄ō, wēl′ber΄ō] n. [ME wilberwe: see WHEEL & BARROW1] a shallow, open box for moving small loads, having a single wheel in front forming a tripod with two legs in back, and two shafts with handles for raising the… …   English World dictionary

  • Wheelbarrow — Wheel bar row, n. A light vehicle for conveying small loads. It has two handles and one wheel, and is rolled by a single person. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wheelbarrow — mid 14c., from WHEEL (Cf. wheel) + BARROW (Cf. barrow) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • wheelbarrow — ► NOUN ▪ a small cart with a single wheel at the front and two supporting legs and two handles at the rear, used for carrying loads in building or gardening …   English terms dictionary

  • Wheelbarrow — For the remotely controlled vehicle used in bomb disposal, see Wheelbarrow (EOD). For the aviation risk, see Wheel barrowing. A common wheelbarrow …   Wikipedia

  • wheelbarrow — n. to push, roll a wheelbarrow * * * roll a wheelbarrow to push …   Combinatory dictionary

  • wheelbarrow — UK [ˈwiːlˌbærəʊ] / US [ˈwɪlˌberoʊ] / US [ˈhwɪlˌberoʊ] noun [countable] Word forms wheelbarrow : singular wheelbarrow plural wheelbarrows a large open container with one wheel that you use outside for moving loads. It has two long handles at the… …   English dictionary

  • wheelbarrow — /hweel bar oh, weel /, n. 1. a frame or box for conveying a load, supported at one end by a wheel or wheels, and lifted and pushed at the other by two horizontal shafts. v.t. 2. to move or convey in a wheelbarrow. [1300 50; ME; see WHEEL,… …   Universalium

  • wheelbarrow — [[t](h)wi͟ːlbæroʊ[/t]] wheelbarrows N COUNT A wheelbarrow is a small open cart with one wheel and handles that is used for carrying things, for example in the garden …   English dictionary

  • wheelbarrow — wheel•bar•row [[t]ˈ(h)wilˌbær oʊ, ˈwil [/t]] n. 1) a frame or box for conveying a load, supported at one end by a wheel or wheels, and lifted and pushed at the other by two horizontal shafts 2) to move or convey in a wheelbarrow • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

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