- a small, light box or container in which drinks or foodstuffs are packaged；a large container of goods.
noun: carton, plural noun: cartons
- 1. a small, light box or container in which drinks or foodstuffs are packaged a carton of milk
- ▪ a large container of goods.
- a light box or container, typically one made of waxed cardboard or plastic in which drinks or ... a carton of milk
Oxford American Dictionary