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or carriole

[kar-ee-ohl] /ˈkær iˌoʊl/
a small, open, two-wheeled vehicle.
a covered cart.
a light, open sleigh pulled by horses or dogs, especially one used in French Canada.
Origin of cariole
1760-70; < French carriole < Old Provençal carriola, equivalent to carri carriage (< Late Latin carrium, for Latin carrus; see car1) + -ola -ole1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We are in a cahot and must get our cariole out of it as best we can!

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • “All right,” said Sanford, as he moved off towards his cariole.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • “Well done, Alec,” said Mr Ross, as he sprang out of the cariole.

  • The rider in that cariole is so whelmed in furs as to be absolutely invisible.

    The Big Otter R.M. Ballantyne
  • The cariole is in form not unlike a slipper bath, both in shape and size.

    Hudson Bay R.M. Ballantyne
  • The cariole struck against a stone and tilted him out on the road.

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
  • He, of course, was obliged to return with the horse and cariole.

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
  • I stopped my cariole within a few paces and asked him “what luck?”

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
  • A withered old man accompanied me on the back of the cariole.

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
  • He had travelled over 200 miles by dog team and cariole to get there.

British Dictionary definitions for cariole


a small open two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle
a covered cart
Word Origin
C19: from French carriole, ultimately from Latin carrus; see car
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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