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[poo sh-kahrt] /ˈpʊʃˌkɑrt/
any of various types of wheeled light cart to be pushed by hand, as one used by street vendors.
Origin of pushcart
1890-95; push + cart Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for pushcart
  • There were several pushcart vendors and oyster stalls that served lunchtime crowds.
  • Grab a snack from a pushcart or a light meal from a counter-service eatery.
  • She is still wearing her red coat, but this time she is a corpse on a pushcart.
  • Restaurants pay a lot of money setting up their business, and along come pushcart vendors selling food they make in their homes.
  • Required of those who offer merchandise for sale from a wagon, handcart, pushcart or stand.
  • Apply for, renew, or get information about a license or permit to sell food from a pushcart or truck.
British Dictionary definitions for pushcart


(mainly US & Canadian) a handcart, typically having two wheels and a canvas roof, used esp by street vendors Also called barrow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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