Carrying place, a carry; a portage. Carrying trade, the business of transporting goods, etc., from
one place or country to another by water or land; freighting.
We are rivals with them in . . . the carrying trade.
(Car"ryk) n. A carack. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Car"ry*tale`) n. A talebearer. [R.] Shak.
(Carse) n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. W. cars bog, fen. carsen reed, Armor. kars, korsen, bog plant,
reed.] Low, fertile land; a river valley. [Scot.] Jomieson.
(Cart) n. [AS. cræt; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Cf. Car.]
1. A common name for various kinds of vehicles, as a Scythian dwelling on wheels, or a chariot. "Phbus'
2. A two-wheeled vehicle for the ordinary purposes of husbandry, or for transporting bulky and heavy
Packing all his goods in one poor cart.
3. A light business wagon used by bakers, grocerymen, butchers, etc.
4. An open two-wheeled pleasure carriage.
Cart horse, a horse which draws a cart; a horse bred or used for drawing heavy loads. Cart load,
or Cartload, as much as will fill or load a cart. 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. Cart rope,
a stout rope for fastening a load on a cart; any strong rope. To put (or get or set) the cart before
the horse, to invert the order of related facts or ideas, as by putting an effect for a cause.
(Cart), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Carted; p. pr. & vb. n. Carting.]
1. To carry or convey in a cart.
2. To expose in a cart by way of punishment.
She chuckled when a bawd was carted.
(Cart), v. i. To carry burdens in a cart; to follow the business of a carter.
1. The act of carrying in a cart.
2. The price paid for carting.
(Cart"bote`) n. [Cart + bote.] (Old Eng. Law.) Wood to which a tenant is entitled for making
and repairing carts and other instruments of husbandry.
(||Carte) n. [F. See 1st Card.]
1. Bill of fare.
2. Short for Carte de visite.
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