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noun [countable]     carton pronunciation in British English
/ˈkɑː(r)t(ə)n/
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singularcarton
pluralcartons
  1. 1
    a container for liquids that is made of stiff thick paper

    a milk carton

    1. a.
      the liquid in a carton, or the amount that a carton contains

      She drank a whole carton of orange juice.

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