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[goh-kahrt] /ˈgoʊˌkɑrt/
a small carriage for young children to ride in; stroller.
a small framework with casters, wheels, etc., in which children learn to walk; walker.
a handcart.
Northeastern U.S. (formerly) a small horse-drawn cart.
Origin of go-cart
1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for go-cart
Historical Examples
  • We all go down to the beach, and when we have made a nice seat in the sand for Jack, he gets out of the go-cart and sits there.

  • It was the kind of thing you would give a baby in a go-cart.

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • As “3.7” tumbled out of his go-cart I looked at my watch and saw it lacked but a few minutes to noon.

  • The wheels are those used on a go-cart, with rubber tires and about 6 in.

  • See, here's Betty, and Jack's right over there in the go-cart.

  • You should have seen him trying to sell a sled or a doll's go-cart in her best style.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • The wagon he drew was a soapbox fitted with a pair of wheels from a go-cart.

    The Torch Bearer I. T. Thurston
  • You knew when Milly Glaenzer changed the baby buggy for a go-cart.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • He had a favourite device of an old man in a go-cart, with an hour-glass upon it bearing the inscription, Ancora imparo!

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • We had to pack baby and go-cart more than half-way up to the top.

    An American Idyll Cornelia Stratton Parker
British Dictionary definitions for go-cart


(mainly US & Canadian) a small wagon for young children to ride in or pull
(mainly US & Canadian) a light frame on casters or wheels that supports a baby learning to walk Brit word baby-walker
(motor racing) See kart
another word for handcart
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for go-cart

also gocart, 1670s, originally "a litter, sedan chair;" also "an infant's walker" (1680s), from go + cart (n.). The modern form go-kart (1959) was coined in reference to a kind of miniature racing car with a frame body and a two-stroke engine.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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