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