- a four-wheeled carriage with a high front seat outside for the driver, facing seats inside for two couples, and a calash top over the back seat.
Origin of barouche
Related Words for barouchevan, car, cart, carriage, caravan, chariot, lorry, coach, tram, buggy, dray, caisson, schooner, wain, buckboard, camion, tumbril, barouche, fourgon, gilly
Examples from the Web for barouche
Historical Examples of barouche
I told you that I knew the Bow Street runner who was in the barouche.Night and Morning, Complete
A considerable time after, came Lord Lowborough in his barouche.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
I 'ain't got a idee on earth what to buy, from a broach to a barouche.Moriah's Mourning and Other Half-Hour Sketches
Ruth McEnery Stuart
I applied myself to the sable Jehu of the barouche, but with no better success.The Quadroon
Then Pense was assisted into the barouche, and drove homewards.Robert Orange
John Oliver Hobbes
- a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, popular in the 19th century, having a retractable hood over the rear half, seats inside for two couples facing each other, and a driver's seat outside at the front
Word Origin for barouche
type of four-wheeled carriage, 1801, from dialectal German barutsche, from Italian baroccio "chariot," originally "two-wheeled car," from Latin birotus "two-wheeled," from bi- "two" + rotus "wheel," from rotare "go around" (see rotary). Frenchified in English, but the word is not French.