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[wag-uh-net] /ˌwæg əˈnɛt/
a light, four-wheeled carriage, with or without a top, having a crosswise seat in front and two lengthwise seats facing each other at the back.
Origin of wagonette
First recorded in 1855-60; wagon + -ette Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • At the next minute she was outside the house, standing at the back of the wagonette.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • We then stepped into the wagonette which was waiting for us, and drove to Bainbridge's house.

    A Master of Mysteries L. T. Meade
  • They were quickly harnessed to the wagonette, and once more we started on our way.

    A Master of Mysteries L. T. Meade
  • Miss Bibby sighed, she knew not why, as the wagonette drove away.

  • What do you mean by not delivering the note I gave you from the wagonette on Thursday?

  • "Here we take to our feet," said Mrs. Gray, jumping out of the wagonette.

    A Little Country Girl Susan Coolidge
  • She was crouching in the body of the wagonette and looked frightened.

    Lalage's Lovers George A. Birmingham
  • The three men met later at the rendezvous for the wagonette.

    Lines in Pleasant Places

    William Senior
  • A crowd followed them—and suddenly the wagonette appeared in sight.

  • Now let us get into the wagonette, for it is the snuggest of all the carriages, and the horses are so fleet.

    Girls of the Forest L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for wagonette


a light four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle with two lengthwise seats facing each other behind a crosswise driver's seat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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