Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small, usually two-wheeled cart pulled or pushed by hand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cart designed to be pulled or pushed by hand (as opposed to with a beast of burden.)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cart drawn or pushed by hand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cart drawn or pushed by hand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels

Etymologies

hand +‎ cart (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Talking to the Daily Mail about falling standards and everything going to hell in a handcart is obviously preaching to the converted.

    Wednesday Morning At Five O’Clock « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • We found Mr. Singer waiting with a little kind of handcart to which was harnessed a little old donkey ...

    Corpus Christi Caller Times, Caller.com Stories

  • Manish Swarup/Associated Press A vendor sat on his handcart and fed leaves to his goat in New Delhi Tuesday.

    Asia in Pictures

  • Everyone knows who the scumbags are and until the police stop trying to be all things to all people and go back to unashamedly harassing the felons and the feckless we WILL all go hell in a handcart. on October 2, 2009 at 7: 28 pm | Reply Christopher Chantrill

    IPCC To Investigate Barwell Deaths « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • As flames rage in the night sky, the youngest daughter laughs uncontrollably at the spectacle of her resolutely bourgeois family, sellers of sour pickle and malt coffee, literally going to hell in a handcart.

    Christa Wolf obituary

  • Danish Siddiqui/Reuters Shamsuddin, 52-year-old porter, sat on his handcart in Mumbai Thursday.

    Asia in Pictures

  • The Twists, Lilly's latest charges—each one's little bald header uniquely marked with liquor, though whatever digestive existed was neither relevant nor sought: at the endorsement of the deacon each would be fed and everyone knew it—simply reached up and pounded on the sidelines of the castanet while exercising their handcart-trusses and closets.

    Farouche

  • Your great-grandmother walked here from Omaha, pushing a handcart, when she was ten years old, with the wind and rain in her face, her feet bleeding, over mountains and through rivers, and you want a ride?

    Terrell Harris Dougan: Confessions of a Bad Jack Mormon Woman

  • Should we care if the high street goes to hell in a handcart?

    Hard times on the high street mean an unhappy Christmas at the Treasury

  • It's technically sublime, with a finale that sees the leads at loggerheads after a tetchy tour where the production has gone to hell in a handcart.

    This week's new theatre and dance

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