- a large, four-wheeled Russian carriage mounted without springs on two parallel longitudinal wooden bars.
Origin of tarantass
1840–50; < Russian tarantás, said to be < Tatar tarιntas
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Examples from the Web for tarantas
But he himself has travelled over the greater part of the route in the simple Russian tarantas.
Around its station I saw an enormous encampment of small Russian tarantas, or cars, heavily laden with piles of sacks.
The vehicle in which this great mission was to be performed, was a humble family affair called a Tarantas.
- a large horse-drawn four-wheeled Russian carriage without springs
C19: from Russian tarantas, from Kazan Tatar taryntas
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