American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A one- or two-wheeled vehicle with handles at the rear, used to convey small loads.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A barrow with one wheel or more, on which it runs. The most common form has one wheel in front and two legs at the rear on which it rests, and two handles by which a person lifts the legs from the ground and carries a part of the load, while he pushes forward the vehicle on the wheel. Express and railroad barrows have two and often three or four wheels, only a small part of the, load or none of it being carried by the person using the barrow, or truck, as it is more commonly called. Barrows of this class are commonly made with the wheels toward the middle and handles at each end for convenience in using on narrow steamboat-landings and station-platforms.
- n. A small, one-wheeled (rarely two-wheeled) cart with handles at one end for transporting small loads.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A light vehicle for conveying small loads. It has two handles and one wheel, and is rolled by a single person.
- v. transport in a wheelbarrow
- n. a cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels
- From Middle English (Wiktionary)
“Of course, just getting a tarp, raking the leaves onto it, and lifting it into your current wheelbarrow is probably cheaper.”
“Beneath the trees a solitary old negro was spreading manure over the grass, hauling it in a wheelbarrow from a pile somewhere in the barnyard.”
“A light wheelbarrow is the best means of transport.”
“Stacked in a wheelbarrow were the cookies and cakes and pastries that you and Amelia and Charlotte had been baking for the past few days.”
“Beyond the wheelbarrow was a set of stone steps leading down to a cellar, or perhaps to a kitchen.”
“I had Muhammad Ali walking with a wheelbarrow and what he has in the wheelbarrow is his stomach.”
“When the compressed bricks are ejected at the de-moulding station, a worker immediately removes the bricks and places them on a wheelbarrow, which is then taken to the drying area.”
“The wheelbarrow is a versatile and low-cost device for moving clay.”
“The wheelbarrow is the most common and has a capacity of 40-60 litres.”
“It is another pleasure to go afar among the rocks for these and wheel them to the flower beds in a light wheelbarrow, which is one of the most useful things one can possess for work about the garden.”
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