wheelbarrow


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wheelbarrow

a simple vehicle for carrying small loads, typically being an open container supported by a wheel at the front and two legs and two handles behind

wheelbarrow

[′wēl‚bar·ō]
(engineering)
A small, hand-pushed vehicle with a single wheel and axle between the front ends of two shafts that support a boxlike body and serve as handles at the rear. Also known as barrow.

wheelbarrow

A handcart usually fitted with one wheel in front and two supporting legs in back; and with two handles; used for transporting materials over short distances.
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It was but little after sunrise, when Uncle Venner made his appearance, as aforesaid, impelling a wheelbarrow along the street.
One he had had already from the farmer, and now he had his wheelbarrow full of money.
PETER got down very quietly off the wheelbarrow, and started running as fast as he could go, along a straight walk behind some black-currant bushes.
Suddenly he struck against something crouching behind a wheelbarrow filled with leaves; the something rose, uttering an exclamation of astonishment, and Monte Cristo found himself facing a man about fifty years old, who was plucking strawberries, which he was placing upon grape leaves.
He could have counted every footstep that Charley took, as he trundled his wheelbarrow along the gravel-walk.
Here are members of the learned professions, whom Providence endowed with special gifts for the plough, the forge, and the wheelbarrow, or for the routine of unintellectual business.
A wheelbarrow, some old sacking, and they could trundle it off under people's noses.
Luckily a butcher soon came by, driving a pig in a wheelbarrow.
There is not a wheelbarrow in the land--they carry everything on their heads, or on donkeys, or in a wicker-bodied cart, whose wheels are solid blocks of wood and whose axles turn with the wheel.
I am going to bring them into the market and sell them to the Burgomaster's daughter, and buy back my wheelbarrow with the money.
She may also eat my wheelbarrow," added a pleasant looking Muffin.
I never rode in a wheelbarrow, I never sat on cabbages, and I don't think it 's fair," she said with an injured expression.