Meaning of carton

car•ton

Pronunciation: (kär'tn), [key]
— n.
  1. a cardboard or plastic box used typically for storage or shipping.
  2. the amount a carton can hold.
  3. the contents of a carton.
  4. a cardboardlike substance consisting of chewed plant material often mixed with soil, made by certain insects for building nests.
—v.t.
  1. to pack in a carton: to carton eggs for supermarket sales.
—v.i.
  1. to make or form cardboard sheets into cartons.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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