Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A vehicle drawn by one horse and accommodating two persons seated back to back.
  • n. A small cart pulled by dogs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cart drawn by a dog.
  • n. A two wheeled horse-drawn carriage with two transverse seats back to back. The rear seat originally closed up to form a box for carrying dogs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A light one-horse carriage, commonly two-wheeled, patterned after a cart. The original dogcarts used in England by sportsmen had a box at the back for carrying dogs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A carriage with a box for holding sportsmen's dogs; hence, a carriage for ordinary driving similar to a village cart, but with two transverse seats back to back, the second of which, as originally made, could be shut down, thus forming a box to hold dogs.
  • n. A small cart made to be drawn by dogs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cart drawn by a dog

Etymologies

dog +‎ cart (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Where there is a gentleman in the family, a dogcart is the most convenient vehicle which can be kept; but as that would not be suitable for a lady, we contrived to make the back seat of the carriage do duty for the well of the dog-cart, and it was astonishing how many light packages we managed to "stow away" in it.

    Our Farm of Four Acres and the Money we Made by it

  • When we got back to the inn I saw her dogcart was there, and a grocer's cart too, with B. Munn, grocer, Hazelbridge, on it.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • Behind the dogcart came an oxcart pulled by two bald priests of Rift, asking for sacrifices, and behind them supplicants slashed themselves in ecstasy.

    Wildfire

  • A dogcart rumbled past, stacked high with charcoal logs and kindling.

    Sepulchre

  • The dogcart would be sent to bring the bodies of the old soldier and the traitor Denarnaud.

    Sepulchre

  • Keppenheimer came to shoot at Newcome, I showed him that old thief, old Batters, the proprietor of the Independent, and Potts, his infernal ally, driving in a dogcart; and I said to him,

    The Newcomes

  • As they dismounted at the hotel entrance, the tandem overtook them, and immediately afterwards the dogcart came into view in pursuit.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • The tandem bicycle was now, it seems, repaired, and this joined the tail of the procession, its riders walking behind the dogcart, from which the lady in green and the driver had now descended.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • Dangle and Phipps in grave and stately attitudes, and by the driver of a stylish dogcart from Ringwood.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • Then on the heels of this procession came a dogcart driven by a man in a billycock hat and containing a lady in dark green.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

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  • This type of carriage was used a lot in Holmes's day.

    September 6, 2012