barouche

[ buh-roosh ]
/ bəˈruʃ /

noun

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

1795–1805; < dialectal German Barutsche < Italian baroccio < Vulgar Latin *birotium, equivalent to Late Latin birot(us) two-wheeled (see bi-1, rota1) + -ium -ium
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barouche

/ (bəˈruːʃ) /

noun

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

C19: from German (dialect) Barutsche, from Italian baroccio, from Vulgar Latin birotium (unattested) vehicle with two wheels, from Late Latin birotus two-wheeled, from bi- 1 + rota wheel
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