American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A flat rectangular tray or cart with carrying poles at each end, used in transporting loads.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of litter or stretcher, sometimes flat, sometimes trough-shaped, with handles at each end, carried between two persons.
- n. In gunnery, a frame used to carry shot and shell.
- n. A wheel-barrow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A frame or barrow, without a wheel, carried by hand.
- n. a rectangular frame with handles at both ends; carried by two people
- hand + barrow (Wiktionary)
“Potter and Injun Joe were carrying a handbarrow with a rope and”
“Cashel waited for two porters carrying a handbarrow and a woman with a large wicker basket of washing to pass the obstruction going the other way.”
“A pair of porters holding a handbarrow between them stared in horror.”
“Porters, hucksters, errand boys went through with basket and handbarrow, passing across aisles and nave before the very screen that shut in choir and altar.”
“When the last coffin came alone upon the handbarrow, Crofts accompanied it, followed by two little girls.”
“The equivalent of a dollar to a dollar-fifty a week in rent was sometimes a fifth of a worker's salary, and when one of these Ebenezer Scrooge slumlords decided to raise the rent, sometimes a large family found itself homeless with nothing but a handbarrow to tote away all its worldly goods.”
“The communication trench we found to be one of the widest we had ever seen; a handbarrow could have been wheeled along the floor.”
“Exactly before the opening, however, stood a melancholy impedimenta handbarrow, placed upon the ground, on which two monatti were laying out a poor creature to bear him away: it was the head of the customhouse officers, in whom the plague had been discovered just before.”
“The first one was put upon a long handbarrow, over which the captain had previously spread a tablecloth, and, followed by the ladies, was deposited by the side of the body of Red.”
“Potter and Injun Joe were carrying a handbarrow with a rope and a couple of shovels on it.”
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