- a wheeled vehicle for conveying persons, as one drawn by horses and designed for comfort and elegance.
- baby carriage.
- British. a railway passenger coach.
- a wheeled support, as for a cannon.
- a movable part, as of a machine, designed for carrying something.
- manner of carrying the head and body; bearing: the carriage of a soldier.
- Also called carriage piece, horse. an inclined beam, as a string, supporting the steps of a stair.
- the act of transporting; conveyance: the expenses of carriage.
- the price or cost of transportation.
- (in a typewriter) the moving part carrying the platen and its associated parts, usually set in motion to carry the paper across the point where the print element or type bars strike.
- management; administration.
Origin of carriage
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Examples from the Web for carriage
Going hands-free is just one of the perks of a place where the only form of transportation is by carriage, bike, or tractor.
Or a horse and carriage, like the one driven a young man in a tweed suit and cap from yesteryear, as he gazed up at the stars.
Mandelbaum responded by punching Frank in the nose and knocking him from the carriage.Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss
J. North Conway
September 7, 2014
Meet Roger, the horse saved from slaughter by a carriage driver.The Best of the Beast, April 21-April 27
April 27, 2014
He made his views on the carriage controversy known in a letter to a City Council member back in 2009.Central Park’s Carriages Saved This Horse
April 24, 2014
Your manner reduced me to a groom who opened your carriage door.
The two saddle-horses and a team for carriage use had been shipped ahead.
At the same time there was not a suspicion of truculence or even repulse in his carriage.
There was greater freedom in her carriage, and she seemed to have grown.
Simplicity and self-forgetfulness were manifest in carriage and utterance.
- British a railway coach for passengers
- the manner in which a person holds and moves his head and body; bearing
- a four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle for persons
- the moving part of a machine that bears another parta typewriter carriage; a lathe carriage
- (ˈkærɪdʒ, ˈkærɪɪdʒ)
- the act of conveying; carrying
- the charge made for conveying (esp in the phrases carriage forward, when the charge is to be paid by the receiver, and carriage paid)
Word Origin and History for carriage
late 14c., "act of carrying, means of conveyance; wheeled vehicles collectively," from Anglo-French and Old North French cariage "cart, carriage, action of transporting in a vehicle" (Old French charriage, Modern French charriage), from carier "to carry" (see carry (v.)). Meaning "individual wheeled vehicle" is c.1400; specific sense of "horse-drawn, wheeled vehicle for hauling people" first attested 1706; extended to railway cars by 1830. Meaning "way of carrying one's body" is 1590s. Carriage-house attested from 1761.