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

  • n. A two-wheeled cart for moving heavy objects by hand, consisting of a vertical framework with handles at the top and a metal blade at the bottom that is inserted beneath a load, the entire assembly being tilted backward until balanced for easy pushing or pulling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An L-shaped box-moving handcart with handles at one end, wheels at the base, with a small ledge to set objects on, flat against the floor when the hand-truck is upright. It makes otherwise bulky and heavy objects easier to move.

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

  • n. a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects


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