from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The amount of something, such as dirt, that a cart can carry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The amount that a cart can carry.
- n. A large amount.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. as much as will fill or load a cart; the quantity that a cart holds. In excavating and carting sand, gravel, earth, etc., one third of a cubic yard of the material before it is loosened is estimated to be a cart load.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A load borne on a cart; as much as is usually carried at once on a cart, or as is sufficient to load it. It is an indefinite unit of weight.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quantity that a cart holds
Then came the alcoholic years — mostly blurs but yet poems by the cartload from such phrases as the soul cried tears of blood to bucolic ramblings, usually ending with holes in the paper from frustrated pounding of pen or pencil.
Last week I had to start processing a cartload of art books at work and one was about Tamara de Lempicke, whose artwork I was familiar with but not her life.
Not only does this slim device arrive with a cartload of Verizon apps bolted on, but its search button comes locked to Bing, and it leaves out Google Maps in favor of Microsoft's inferior alternative.
Food products are being certified vegan, vegetarian, halal, kosher, gluten-free, this free and that free by the cartload and they still taste amazing!
He then gave up the ghost, leaving the immense remains for the grieving servants who carried away cartload after cartload of parts, and some even sank beneath their grief, or the weight borne on their backs, unaccustomed to so heavily precious cargo.
A local farmer stocked the cellar with a cartload of potatoes, onions, carrots, and apples that had to last the winter.
So I left a cartload of purchased merchandise outside the bathroom and took the babe and my three-year old into the bathroom.
On her way to visit a friend who had just had a baby, she put her foot on the accelerator instead of the brake and crashed the car into a cartload of eggs.
Parrish said she'd buy a cartload to help her out.
It is common knowledge that textile and clothing jobs have long gone overseas and Americans still buy the cheap stuff by the cartload.