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jaunting car

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
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805
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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

noun
1.
a light two-wheeled one-horse car, formerly widely used in Ireland
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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