Pronunciation: (kär'tn), [key]
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.
to pack in a carton: to carton eggs for supermarket sales.
to make or form cardboard sheets into cartons.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.