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Cart, a two-wheeled vehicle for the transport of goods or persons. It differs from the carriage not only in the number of the wheels, but in the fact that the shafts are rigidly attached to the body, and that the horse not only draws the vehicle, but also supports part of the weight, which, if not properly balanced, causes the horse much needless fatigue and annoyance. There are many varieties of cart for personal transport, but that used for agricultural purposes has undergone very little modification from ancient types. This kind of cart may have its capacity much increased by the use of side-pieces and outlying spars.