a light, four-wheeled carriage, with or without a top, having a crosswise seat in front and two lengthwise seats facing each other at the back.

Origin of wagonette

First recorded in 1855–60; wagon + -ette
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Examples from the Web for wagonette

Historical Examples of wagonette

  • At the next minute she was outside the house, standing at the back of the wagonette.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • We then stepped into the wagonette which was waiting for us, and drove to Bainbridge's house.

  • They were quickly harnessed to the wagonette, and once more we started on our way.

  • Miss Bibby sighed, she knew not why, as the wagonette drove away.

  • What do you mean by not delivering the note I gave you from the wagonette on Thursday?

British Dictionary definitions for wagonette




a light four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle with two lengthwise seats facing each other behind a crosswise driver's seat
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