tarantass

or ta·ran·tas

[tahr-uh n-tahs]

Origin of tarantass

1840–50; < Russian tarantás, said to be < Tatar tarιntas
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tarantass

noun
  1. 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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