[ wag-uh-net ]

  1. 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

Words Nearby wagonette

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How to use wagonette in a sentence

  • In the wagonette facing him sat Mr. Bublitsyn between two young ladies, the daughters of Mr. Tiutiurov.

  • "I harnessed him to the wagonette with Linda," returned the Centaur, with an angry look at the listening Valentina.

    The Fourth Estate, vol.1 | Armando Palacio Valds
  • Thomas and Simpson arrived by the twelve-thirty train, and Myra and I drove down in the wagonette to meet them.

    Once a Week | Alan Alexander Milne
  • They arrived at Blankenberghe, and, leaving their luggage at the wagonette station, went in search of lodgings.

    The Martian | George Du Maurier
  • Still, in assisting her descent from a high wagonette, an arm of steel was not out of place.

    Mount Music | E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross

British Dictionary definitions for wagonette



/ (ˌwæɡəˈnɛt) /

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

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