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jaunting car

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noun
  1. a light, two-wheeled, one-horse cart, once common in Ireland, having two seats set back to back, with a perch in front for the driver.

Origin of jaunting car

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for jaunting car

Historical Examples

  • It was to see him that the fat man came on the jaunting-car.

    Sir Jasper Carew

    Charles James Lever

  • The small bags and bundles were put in the well of the jaunting-car.

    The Irish Twins

    Lucy Fitch Perkins

  • Laughing, I summon a jaunting-car and go to buy my ticket homeward.

    Wanderings in Ireland

    Michael Myers Shoemaker

  • Our first experience of a jaunting-car was pleasant, though precarious.

  • And, now I think of it, perhaps the climate explains the jaunting-car.

    The Charm of Ireland

    Burton Egbert Stevenson


British Dictionary definitions for jaunting car

jaunting car

jaunty car

noun
  1. a light two-wheeled one-horse car, formerly widely used in Ireland
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