a low-hung carriage with two or four wheels, having the entrance at the back and the seats at the sides.

Origin of herdic

1880–85, Americanism; named after P. Herdic, 19th-century American, the inventor
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Historical Examples of herdic

  • As he picked himself up, a great fat man put his head out of the other herdic window and began to ask the cause of the detention.

    The Incendiary

    W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy

  • "Where in the——" but the man was a herdic driver and his language may as well be left to the imagination.

    The Incendiary

    W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy

  • Herdic, her′dik, n. a low-hung two or four wheeled carriage with back entrance and side seats.

  • "I saw the King riding in a herdic in Boston a few days before we sailed," said Maggie.

    The King's Men

    Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright

  • In the early morning Boston broke on us like a Mecca as we rolled out of the old Albany station, joint lords of a "herdic."

    A Far Country, Complete

    Winston Churchill

British Dictionary definitions for herdic



US a small horse-drawn carriage with a rear entrance and side seats

Word Origin for herdic

C19: named after P. Herdic, 19th-century American inventor
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