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hand truck

hand truck

n.
A two-wheeled cart for moving heavy objects by hand, consisting of a vertical framework with handles at the top and a metal blade at the bottom that is inserted beneath a load, the entire assembly being tilted backward until balanced for easy pushing or pulling.

hand′ truck`


n.
a two-wheeled, barrowlike conveyance for moving luggage, cartons, etc., consisting of a frame with a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top.
[1915–20]
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Noun1.hand truck - a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the tophand truck - a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects
handcart, pushcart, cart, go-cart - wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels; "he used a handcart to carry the rocks away"; "their pushcart was piled high with groceries"
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