Definition of handcart in English:



  • A small cart pushed or drawn by hand.

    • ‘And so, pushing his handcart with a hessian sack or two on it, he would set off for Fluke Hall which was by the shore and was a journey of at least three miles.’
    • ‘After putting on makeup, Chen was carried onto a handcart.’
    • ‘Off a lane where market traders push rickety handcarts toward the bazaar, steps lead into the courtyard of a Shia religious school.’
    • ‘And the extras start moving - walking, chatting, pushing handcarts.’
    • ‘A woman pushes a handcart in the water, which has inundated half of the wheels, in this file photo from last year.’
    • ‘Visitors can see bridal chambers and kitchens and try their hand on one-wheel handcarts, at milling and at the spinning wheel.’
    • ‘You cannot even open the doors of your car as you are surrounded by rickshaws, handcarts, cyclists, and pedestrians, etc.’
    • ‘But that afternoon an army of more than 50 men began scraping the snow and ice into heaps that were removed in wheel-barrows, handcarts and small wagons and dumped on the track bordering the pitch.’
    • ‘In the unusually quiet bazaar, merchants sell fruit from handcarts or cheap Chinese electronic gadgets in tiny shops.’
    • ‘Their tools were jacks, picks, crowbars, wheelbarrows and handcarts.’
    • ‘At another level, people who once made a meagre living from tiny businesses have been warned by those who took them over in the chaos following the intense period of violence against any attempt to reclaim their handcarts or petty shops.’
    • ‘As I left, one of the three men pushing a gigantic handcart motioned for me to help them hoist it up a curb.’
    • ‘There was one particular boy who sang songs from Tamil films and rushed away at the stroke of four because he had to help his parents who made a living pulling heavily loaded handcarts.’
    • ‘In a bid to capitalise on the booming business, roadside vendors have branched out to every nook and corner with handcarts piled high.’
    • ‘An injured man covered in a red blanket, his face blank in trauma, was wheeled in a rough-hewn handcart toward the hospital, as a crowd followed along, shouting.’
    • ‘Today's modern carts come in different forms; barrow, hand truck, wagon, wheelbarrow, push cart, handbarrow, handcart or gurney.’
    • ‘For instance, large number of watermelons, mangoes and other summer fruits began appearing on handcarts in residential colonies and markets.’
    • ‘Survivors pushed handcarts carrying their injured relatives, desperately seeking medical help.’
    • ‘On the day of the switch, they formed a procession, piled all their goods on wheelbarrows and handcarts, and returned to Pavement where they set up their stalls.’
    • ‘Some groups who could not afford wagons pulled two-wheeled handcarts.’
    handcart, pushcart, trolley, barrow, wheelbarrow
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