Origin of carriage
Examples from the Web for carriage
Going hands-free is just one of the perks of a place where the only form of transportation is by carriage, bike, or tractor.
Or a horse and carriage, like the one driven a young man in a tweed suit and cap from yesteryear, as he gazed up at the stars.
Mandelbaum responded by punching Frank in the nose and knocking him from the carriage.Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss|J. North Conway|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meet Roger, the horse saved from slaughter by a carriage driver.
He made his views on the carriage controversy known in a letter to a City Council member back in 2009.
The carriage was stopped; Jane sprang out, and ran back to photograph three little girls in a cottage garden.Mrs. Thompson|William Babington Maxwell
One mile from New Harmony, we were forced to alight from the carriage, as the horses would not draw us up a steep hill.Travels Through North America, v. 1-2|Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
The carriage started at once in the direction of the datcha des Iles.The Secret of the Night|Gaston Leroux
Her husband covered his face with his handkerchief, and silently turned from the carriage.A Russian Proprietor|Lyof N. Tolstoi
There's no virtue in riding behind a donkey if you can own a carriage.The Root of Evil|Thomas Dixon
British Dictionary definitions for carriage
- the act of conveying; carrying
- the charge made for conveying (esp in the phrases carriage forward, when the charge is to be paid by the receiver, and carriage paid)
Word Origin for carriage
Word Origin and History for carriage
late 14c., "act of carrying, means of conveyance; wheeled vehicles collectively," from Anglo-French and Old North French cariage "cart, carriage, action of transporting in a vehicle" (Old French charriage, Modern French charriage), from carier "to carry" (see carry (v.)). Meaning "individual wheeled vehicle" is c.1400; specific sense of "horse-drawn, wheeled vehicle for hauling people" first attested 1706; extended to railway cars by 1830. Meaning "way of carrying one's body" is 1590s. Carriage-house attested from 1761.