or car·ri·ole



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

1760–70; < French carriole < Old Provençal carriola, equivalent to carri carriage (< Late Latin carrium, for Latin carrus; see car1) + -ola -ole1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for carriole

Historical Examples of 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

    A.F. Mockler-Ferryman

  • I remembered it before we had gone very far, and raced back alone in the carriole.


    Beatrix Jungman

  • Some Indians came in and lay down before the fire with the carriole driver.

British Dictionary definitions for carriole



a variant spelling of cariole




a small open two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle
a covered cart

Word Origin for cariole

C19: from French carriole, ultimately from Latin carrus; see car
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