[kar-uh-mah-tuh; Spanish kahr-raw-mah-tah]
- (in the Philippines) a light, two-wheeled covered vehicle, usually drawn by one horse.
Origin of carromata
< Spanish carromato < Italian carromatto cart, equivalent to carro (< Latin carrus; see car1) + matto stupid, drunk (referring to the cart's motion)
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Examples from the Web for carromata
It was a cross between the carromata of the Philippines and a covered dog-cart.Across the Equator
Thomas H. Reid
At a plaza he tried to hail a carromata, but the cochero whipped up his horse in a frenzy of distrust.
He went downstairs, jumped into a carromata that was just rattling out of the court, and drove to the Intendencia.
The carromata wheels were iron-tired, and jolted—well, like Manila street carromatas of that day.
Since then a modification of the carromata and of another vehicle called calesin has been evolved.