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carriole

[kar-ee-ohl]
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noun
  1. cariole.
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cariole

or car·ri·ole

[kar-ee-ohl]
noun
  1. a small, open, two-wheeled vehicle.
  2. a covered cart.
  3. a light, open sleigh pulled by horses or dogs, especially one used in French Canada.
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Origin of cariole

1760–70; < French carriole < Old Provençal carriola, equivalent to carri carriage (< Late Latin carrium, for Latin carrus; see car1) + -ola -ole1
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Norway

    Beatrix Jungman

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


British Dictionary definitions for carriole

carriole

noun
  1. a variant spelling of cariole
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cariole

carriole

noun
  1. a small open two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle
  2. a covered cart
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Word Origin

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