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carton

[kahr-tn] /ˈkɑr tn/
noun
1.
a cardboard or plastic box used typically for storage or shipping.
2.
the amount a carton can hold.
3.
the contents of a carton.
4.
a cardboardlike substance consisting of chewed plant material often mixed with soil, made by certain insects for building nests.
verb (used with object)
5.
to pack in a carton:
to carton eggs for supermarket sales.
verb (used without object)
6.
to make or form cardboard sheets into cartons.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < French < Italian cartone pasteboard; see cartoon
Related forms
uncartoned, adjective
Can be confused
carton, cartoon.
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British Dictionary definitions for car toning

carton

/ˈkɑːtən/
noun
1.
a cardboard box for containing goods
2.
a container of waxed paper or plastic in which liquids, such as milk, are sold
3.
(shooting)
  1. a white disc at the centre of a target
  2. a shot that hits this disc
verb (transitive)
4.
to enclose (goods) in a carton
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Italian cartone pasteboard, from cartacard1
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Word Origin and History for car toning

carton

n.

1816, from French carton "pasteboard" (17c.), from Italian cartone "pasteboard," augmentative of Medieval Latin carta "paper" (see card (n.)). Originally the material for making paper boxes; extended 1906 to the boxes themselves. As a verb, from 1921.

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