Dogcart vs Cart - What's the difference?

dogcart | cart | Derived terms |

Dogcart is a derived term of cart.

As nouns the difference between dogcart and cart

is that dogcart is a cart drawn by a dog while cart is a small, open, wheeled vehicle, drawn or pushed by a person or animal, more often used for transporting goods than passengers or cart can be (video games|informal) a cartridge for a video game system.

As a verb cart is

to carry goods.



Alternative forms

* dog cart * dog-cart


(en noun)
  • A cart drawn by a dog.
  • A two wheeled horse-drawn carriage with two transverse seats back to back. The rear seat originally closed up to form a box for carrying dogs.
  • * 1903
  • At the same instant an empty dog-cart , the horse cantering, the reins trailing, appeared round the curve of the road and rattled swiftly towards us.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1967 , first = Barbara , last = Sleigh , authorlink = Barbara Sleigh , title = (Jessamy) , edition = 1993 , location = Sevenoaks, Kent , publisher=Bloomsbury , isbn = 0 340 19547 9 , page = 57 , url = , passage = While Kitto chatted to William, Jessamy looked with interest at the dog cart . It had a pair of high wooden wheels with two seats back to back above. Between the shafts the bay mare tossed her head and fidgeted on the cobbles. }}





    (wikipedia cart)

    Etymology 1

    Probably from Old English .


    (en noun)
  • A small, open, wheeled vehicle, drawn or pushed by a person or animal, more often used for transporting goods than passengers.
  • *
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  • A small motor vehicle resembling a car; a go-cart.
  • Derived terms
    * cartwheel * dogcart * go-cart * golf cart * luggage cart * oxcart * pushcart * put the cart before the horse * shopping cart


    (en verb)
  • To carry goods.
  • I've been carting these things around all day .
  • To carry or convey in a cart.
  • (obsolete) To expose in a cart by way of punishment.
  • * Prior
  • She chuckled when a bawd was carted .


    Etymology 2

    Shortened from (cartridge).


    (en noun)
  • (video games, informal) A cartridge for a video game system.
  • My ''Final Fantasy'' cart on the NES is still alive and kicking.


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