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handbarrow

[hand-bar-oh] /ˈhændˌbær oʊ/
noun
1.
a frame with handles at each end by which it is carried.
2.
a handcart.
Origin of handbarrow
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English handberwe. See hand, barrow1
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  • The communication trench we found to be one of the widest we had ever seen; a handbarrow could have been wheeled along the floor.

    The Red Horizon Patrick MacGill
  • He went out, took his handbarrow and wheeled it rapidly away.

  • The trophy is then replaced on the handbarrow with the gardener, who has to hold it upright, and prevent any accident.

  • Daggett was brought over to the house, on a handbarrow, for the second time, and made as comfortable as circumstances would allow.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • Potter and Injun Joe were carrying a handbarrow with a rope and a couple of shovels on it.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for handbarrow

handbarrow

/ˈhændˌbærəʊ/
noun
1.
a flat tray for transporting loads, usually carried by two men
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