[kahr-ney; French kar-ne]
- a customs document allowing an automobile to be driven at no cost across international borders.
Origin of carnet
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Examples from the Web for carnet
I could not have a room until my carnet rouge had been stamped by this dignitary.Life in the War Zone
The brothers Carnet were regarding the two young men with pity.
The brothers Carnet had risen to their feet also, and were standing side by side.
Mr. Carnet desired us to have patience, and we should find some at the place where our caravan waited.
Several Moors accompanied Mr. Carnet, and every one was loaded.
- a customs licence authorizing the temporary importation of a motor vehicle
- an official document permitting motorists to cross certain frontiers
- a book of tickets, travel coupons, etc
French: notebook, from Old French quernet, ultimately from Latin quaternī four at a time; see quire 1