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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old Norse
Origin: kartr


1 noun
cart1 [countable]
1TTB a vehicle with no roof that is pulled by a horse and used for carrying heavy things handcart
2 American EnglishTTD a large wire basket on wheels that you use in a supermarket [= trolley British English]
3 American EnglishDHF a small table with wheels, used for moving and serving food and drinks [= trolley British English]

put the cart before the horse

to do two things in the wrong order

➔ upset the apple cart

at upset2 (5)

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