cartload
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkɑːt.ləʊd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɑɹt.loʊd/
Noun

cartload (plural cartloads)

  1. The amount that a cart can carry.
    • 1854 Francis Rawdon Chesney - The Russo-Turkish Campaigns of 1828 and 1829
      Two days of skirmishing outside the town were followed by a bold sortie headed by a dervish; and, as the result of this affair, a cartload of heads was sent as trophies to Constantinople.
  2. (by extension) Any large amount.
    • 1850 Edward Everett - The Mount Vernon Papers
      . . . although a little apt to get buried under a cartload of written pleadings, . . .
  3. (historical, specifically) A load: various English units of weight or volume based upon standardized cartloads of certain commodities.
Synonyms Translations
  • Spanish: carretada



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