- a small, open, two-wheeled vehicle.
- a covered cart.
- a light, open sleigh pulled by horses or dogs, especially one used in French Canada.
Origin of cariole
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Examples from the Web for carriole
It comes, by the law of Hobson-Jobson, from the French carriole.The American Language
Henry L. Mencken
"There's something in the wind," whispered Jacquelin, as Mariette passed the carriole.An Old Maid
Honore de Balzac
The carriole may be considered to be the national vehicle of Norway, and is certainly the most comfortable.Peeps at Many Lands: Norway
I remembered it before we had gone very far, and raced back alone in the carriole.Norway
Some Indians came in and lay down before the fire with the carriole driver.The Quality of Mercy
W. D. Howells
- a variant spelling of cariole
- a small open two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle
- a covered cart
C19: from French carriole, ultimately from Latin carrus; see car
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