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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood [syn: cab, cabriolet]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, from diminutive of cabriole caper, alteration of Middle French capriole Date: 1763 1. a light 2-wheeled one-horse carriage with a folding leather hood, a large apron, and upward-curving shafts 2. a convertible coupe

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a light two-wheeled carriage with a hood, drawn by one horse. 2 a motor car with a folding top. Etymology: F f. cabriole goat's leap (cf. CAPRIOLE), applied to its motion

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cabriolet Cab`ri*o*let", n.[F., dim. of cabriole a leap, caper, from It. capriola, fr. dim. of L. caper he-goat, capra she-goat. This carriage is so called from its skipping lightness. Cf. Cab, Caper a leap.] A one-horse carriage with two seats and a calash top.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Cab, hansom, brougham.



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