noun, plural char-à-bancs [-bangz, -bangks; French sha-ra-bahn] /-ˌbæŋz, -ˌbæŋks; French ʃa raˈbɑ̃/. British.
Origin of char-à-banc
Examples from the Web for charabanc
Our anniversary addiction is perhaps a way of imposing order on this charabanc of crazy.Memory Porn: America’s Obscene Anniversary Obsession|Tim Teeman|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But these futile ebullitions of malice are powerless to check the triumphal progress of the charabanc in the Eastern Counties.
The afternoon was generally given up to some excursion or charabanc drive, and the day finished rather somnolently in the lounge.Joanna Godden|Sheila Kaye-Smith
British Dictionary definitions for charabanc
Word Origin for charabanc
Word Origin and History for charabanc
British for "sightseeing bus," 1811, originally in a Continental context (especially Swiss), from French char-à-bancs, literally "benched carriage," from char "wagon," from Latin carrus (see car) + à "to" (see ad-) + banc "bench" (see bench (n.)).