Cart vs. Kart

By Jaxson

  • Cart

    A cart is a vehicle designed for transport, using two wheels and normally pulled by one or a pair of draught animals. A handcart is pulled or pushed by one or more people. It is different from a dray or wagon, which is a heavy transport vehicle with four wheels and typically two or more horses, or a carriage, which is used exclusively for transporting humans.

    Over time, the term “cart” has come to mean nearly any small conveyance, from shopping carts to golf carts or UTVs, without regard to number of wheels, load carried, or means of propulsion.

    The draught animals used for carts may be horses, donkeys or mules, oxen, and even smaller animals such as goats or large dogs.

  • Cart (noun)

    A small, open, wheeled vehicle, drawn or pushed by a person or animal, more often used for transporting goods than passengers.

    “The grocer delivered his goods by cart.”

  • Cart (noun)

    A small motor vehicle resembling a car; a go-cart.

  • Cart (noun)

    A shopping cart.

  • Cart (noun)

    A cartridge for a video game system.

    “My Final Fantasy cart on the NES is still alive and kicking.”

  • Cart (verb)

    To carry goods.

    “I’ve been carting these things around all day.”

  • Cart (verb)

    To carry or convey in a cart.

  • Cart (verb)

    To remove, especially involuntarily or for disposal.

  • Cart (verb)

    To expose in a cart by way of punishment.

  • Kart (noun)

    A go-cart.

  • Kart (verb)

    To ride in a go-cart.

  • Kart (noun)

    a small unsprung motor-racing vehicle typically having four wheels and consisting of a tubular frame with a rear-mounted engine.

Oxford Dictionary

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