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jaunting car

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "The jaunting car it was that ran away with her," says Judy.

  • His house was soon well furnished: she made him get her a jaunting car.

    Handy Andy, Volume One Samuel Lover
  • Its one of the patriots of 98, said the jaunting car driver.

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • It, therefore, became necessary that she should ask her grandfather to lend her the jaunting car.

    Can You Forgive Her?

    Anthony Trollope
  • Carts with donkeys attached, resembled somewhat the jaunting car in Ireland.

    A Journey Through France in War Time Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  • He used to wait at the stage door and drive her back to her lodgings in his own jaunting car.

    Carnival Compton Mackenzie
  • There are no railway trains or street cars running in the morning, and you cannot find a cab or a jaunting car on the street.

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • You can go there by train from Dublin three or four times a day, taking a jaunting car at Rathdrum or Rathnew station.

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • The night we started back for London, by jaunting car, on the road to Oxford, the Bard was in a mood of lofty contemplation.

  • An Irish jaunting car driver at Queenstown took out his tip in making change.

    The Old World and Its Ways

    William Jennings Bryan
British Dictionary definitions for jaunting car

jaunting car

a light two-wheeled one-horse car, formerly widely used in Ireland
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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