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bush cart, noun phrase

Origin:
EnglishShow more bush noun1 sense 3 + English cart.
historical
A two-wheeled ox-drawn vehicle for warfare in rough terrain. Also attributive.
Note:
These vehicles were issued to the Army in 1936 by the Minister of Defence, Oswald Pirow, but were never used.
1943 L. Sowden Union of S. Afr. 104No one ever called them anything but bush carts — two-wheelers, made mostly of steel, said to be uncapsizable and drawn by a pair of oxen.
1984 N. Orpen Cape Town Rifles 93At solemn discussions held in the Prime Minister’s office in October 1937 Mr Pirow seriously put forward the claims of..the ‘bushcart’. It was an ox-drawn tumbril-like vehicle with which all battalions were to be equipped for bush fighting.
A two-wheeled ox-drawn vehicle for warfare in rough terrain. Also attributive.

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