Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a box made of cardboard; opens by flaps on top
  2. (noun, quantity) the quantity contained in a carton

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Synonyms of Carton


Alternate forms of Carton

Hyponyms: six pack, six-pack, sixpack

Hypernyms: box, containerful

Origin of the word Carton

  1. 1816, from Fr. carton "pasteboard," from It. cartone "pasteboard," augmentive of M.L. carta "paper" (see card (n.)). Originally the material for making paper boxes; extended 1906 to the boxes themselves. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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