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  • n. a conveyance used to carry groceries and other items, while shopping in a store.

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

  • n. a handcart that holds groceries or other goods while shopping


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  • The consumer pushes her shopping cart up and down the aisles alongside a large variety of goods undramatically displayed on utilitarian shelves and racks, collects the merchandise, and exits via a checkout counter.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • The friendly Bill Treacle, who was bustling about the store with managerial urgency, saw Qwilleran loading a shopping cart with scotch, bourbon, vodka, rum, sherry, beer, fruit juices, and mixes.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain

  • Beside him was the Bear Man — so named because he wheeled around a shopping cart filled with dozens of stuffed animals, supposedly for sale, though only the most psychotic of parents would buy one of the tattered, licey little toys for their child.

    The Coffin Dancer

  • Satisfied, hanger-woman moves the shopping cart and directs me to the first room on the right.

    Disenchanted Princess

  • Then we grabbed a shopping cart and did our annual mad dash through the store, yanking supplies off the shelves and tossing them into the cart while Mrs. Guptil checked things off the Team F Supplies List and scolded us for making her lose track


  • "Naw, bad dream's what it is," Bear Man responded, rocking his shopping cart as if trying to put the bears to sleep.

    The Coffin Dancer

  • Ungainly and crude, the lowly shopping cart has remained unaltered for seventy years, making up in practicality what it lacks in elegance.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • Wearing a baseball cap and pushing a shopping cart down the aisles of the store, Zazi appeared to be just another suburban guy, although not too many suburban guys buy six bottles of Clairoxide hair bleach, as Zazi did on this shopping trip.

    The Longest War


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