- a four-wheeled carriage with a high front seat outside for the driver, facing seats inside for two couples, and a calash top over the back seat.
Origin of barouche
Examples from the Web for barouche
I told you that I knew the Bow Street runner who was in the barouche.Night and Morning, Complete
A considerable time after, came Lord Lowborough in his barouche.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
I 'ain't got a idee on earth what to buy, from a broach to a barouche.Moriah's Mourning and Other Half-Hour Sketches
Ruth McEnery Stuart
I applied myself to the sable Jehu of the barouche, but with no better success.The Quadroon
Then Pense was assisted into the barouche, and drove homewards.Robert Orange
John Oliver Hobbes
- a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, popular in the 19th century, having a retractable hood over the rear half, seats inside for two couples facing each other, and a driver's seat outside at the front
Word Origin and History for barouche
type of four-wheeled carriage, 1801, from dialectal German barutsche, from Italian baroccio "chariot," originally "two-wheeled car," from Latin birotus "two-wheeled," from bi- "two" + rotus "wheel," from rotare "go around" (see rotary). Frenchified in English, but the word is not French.