Cart Meanings

The Gallic word carros changed to the Latin carrus, and this came to our language as car. The concept refers to a vehicle equipped with two wheels and pulled by an animal that is used to transport different objects.

Carts are carriages: means of transport that have a frame mounted on wheels. In this case, the frame has a frame with ropes that allow the load to be supported and with boards that hold it. It also has rods that are used to hook the shot.

For the traction of a cart it is possible to use oxen, mules, horses or other animals. The choice of draft animal is usually linked to availability according to geographical characteristics.

It must also be established that there are many types of cars, among which we can highlight some such as the following:
-Berlina, which is a closed carriage with a square appearance at the top, while the bottom has the appearance of a ship. It also has side doors with glass and has capacity for four people.
-Cabriolet, which is a two-wheeled car with a hood.
-Calesa, which is another type of carriage that can be two or three wheels. Inside you can have two or four seats. In the same way, it should be noted that its hood is made of cowhide. Today buggies have become tourist-type means of transport that allow visitors to get to know the historic centers of certain cities in Spain. We are referring to cities such as Seville or Córdoba, among others.
-Cuádriga, which was a type of car typical of the Roman Empire. This was pulled by four horses in a line, hence its name. The best known of all is the one that is part of the Berlin Quadriga monument that comes to crown what is the Brandenburg Gate.
-Phaeton is another kind of four-wheeled car that can go with or without a hood. It has a box for what is the rear seat and a circular seat shape for what is the front. There are also several types, such as the arrow phaeton, the light phaeton, the door phaeton…

When the cart is pulled by a human being, it is called a rickshaw. These vehicles are often used in Asian nations such as India and China and are even attractive to tourists.

In some countries, car is synonymous with car or automobile: “I have very bad luck: my car broke down and tomorrow I have to travel”, “The car ran out of gas”, “My father does not want to lend me his car.

You can also use the idea of car, in diminutive, to refer to a baby cart (child’s car) or a supermarket cart (also called a monkey or monkey).

Lastly, the notion of a car can refer to a large amount: “I’m with a car of problems, I don’t know what to do anymore”, “If I could get rid of the car of pending tasks that I have, I would go to the bar with you without hesitation.