car|ton

car|ton
car|ton «KAHR tuhn», noun.
1. a) a box made of cardboard or pasteboard: »

a candy carton. Pack the books in a large carton. It's his job to pull sealed cartons off the conveyor at random and open them up to see for himself (Newsweek).

b) the amount that a carton holds: »

He could drink a carton of milk at one meal.

2. a paperlike material that certain insects make from pieces of wood, sometimes with sand added.
3. in rifle practice: a) a white disk or circle within the bull's-eye of a target. b) a shot that strikes this.
[< French carton pasteboard < Italian cartone < carta paper < Latin charta chart. See etym. of doublet cartoon. (Cf.cartoon)]

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