Definition of handbarrow in English:



  • A rectangular frame with poles at each end for being carried by two people.

    • ‘Some hundreds of men were employed at this work, busy with their handbarrows, their picking and boring.’
    • ‘Today's modern carts come in different forms; barrow, hand truck, wagon, wheelbarrow, push cart, handbarrow, handcart or gurney.’
    • ‘Potter and Injun Joe were carrying a handbarrow with a rope and a couple of shovels on it.’
    • ‘Trucks, forklifts and handbarrows are often used for this work.’
    • ‘All the powder charges are carried in a handbarrow by four men, being the charges were light enough and were taken to be loaded in the gun.’