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hand truck

noun
1.
truck1 (def 3).
Origin of hand truck
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • He got their unlimited baggage on to a hand-truck, paid the cabman, and hustled the whole caravan inside.

    A Woman's Will Anne Warner
  • Upon my assenting he disappeared into the darkness of the warehouse with a hand-truck.

    Fighting in Flanders E. Alexander Powell
  • The cases are packed four tiers high—never higher—and your guide explains to you that four cases is the limit of a hand-truck.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • Even a hand-truck, late one evening, went unremarked: the door being round the corner, and most people within.

    Tales of Mean Streets Arthur Morrison
  • When his load was deposited he wheeled the hand-truck back for another bale.

    Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie Alice B. Emerson
  • The four-thirty-two train had just pulled in, and Timmy had gone across to meet it with his hand-truck, and now he returned.

    Mike Flannery On Duty and Off Ellis Parker Butler
  • In other days lard was rolled aboard box-cars, a barrel to a hand-truck, a rather slow and a rather costly process.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford

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