tarantass

or ta·ran·tas

[ tahr-uh n-tahs ]
/ ˌtɑr ənˈtɑs /
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noun

a large, four-wheeled Russian carriage mounted without springs on two parallel longitudinal wooden bars.

Nearby words

  1. taramasalata,
  2. taramea,
  3. taranaki,
  4. taranaki gate,
  5. taranaki wind,
  6. tarantella,
  7. tarantino,
  8. tarantism,
  9. taranto,
  10. tarantula

Origin of tarantass

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

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British Dictionary definitions for tarantass

tarantass

/ (ˌtɑːrənˈtæs) /

noun

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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