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[hweel-bar-oh, weel-] /ˈʰwilˌbær oʊ, ˈwil-/
a frame or box for conveying a load, supported at one end by a wheel or wheels, and lifted and pushed at the other by two horizontal shafts.
verb (used with object)
to move or convey in a wheelbarrow.
Origin of wheelbarrow
1300-50; Middle English; see wheel, barrow1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for wheelbarrow
  • Once that does start flowing out of the bank vaults, get your wheelbarrow ready.
  • The wheelbarrow as lawn ornament doesn't have to be the gnome-driven variety.
  • He gives the example of a factory worker who at the end of each day leaves the factory with an empty wheelbarrow.
  • Dumps mixed materials that form base or top surface of terrazzo into prepared installation site using wheelbarrow.
  • Note the rolled-up flags in the wheelbarrow, and the dangling lunch box.
  • Moves mixed mortar, plaster and grout to installation area manually or using wheelbarrow.
  • Concrete finishers place concrete from the concrete truck chute, concrete pump, concrete skip or wheelbarrow.
  • Detectives are also looking for missing sections of an aluminum extension ladder and a wheelbarrow.
  • Trying to fly the tricycle onto the runway at higher-than-normal speed may result in a wheelbarrow and loss of control.
  • All materials had to be carried down to the creek through a winding path by hand and by wheelbarrow.
British Dictionary definitions for wheelbarrow


a simple vehicle for carrying small loads, typically being an open container supported by a wheel at the front and two legs and two handles behind
(transitive) to convey in a wheelbarrow
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Word Origin and History for wheelbarrow

mid-14c., from wheel (n.) + barrow (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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