or ta·ran·tas

[tahr-uh n-tahs]


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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a large horse-drawn four-wheeled Russian carriage without springs

Word Origin for tarantass

C19: from Russian tarantas, from Kazan Tatar taryntas
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