- a low-hung carriage with two or four wheels, having the entrance at the back and the seats at the sides.
Origin of herdic
1880–85, Americanism; named after P. Herdic, 19th-century American, the inventor
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As he picked himself up, a great fat man put his head out of the other herdic window and began to ask the cause of the detention.
"Where in the——" but the man was a herdic driver and his language may as well be left to the imagination.
Herdic, her′dik, n. a low-hung two or four wheeled carriage with back entrance and side seats.
"I saw the King riding in a herdic in Boston a few days before we sailed," said Maggie.The King's Men
Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
In the early morning Boston broke on us like a Mecca as we rolled out of the old Albany station, joint lords of a "herdic."A Far Country, Complete
- US a small horse-drawn carriage with a rear entrance and side seats
C19: named after P. Herdic, 19th-century American inventor
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