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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for tarantas
Historical Examples of 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.
British Dictionary definitions for tarantas
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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