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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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