cabriolet


cabriolet

noun

  1. a light, two-wheeled, one-horse carriage with a folding top, capable of seating two persons.
  2. an automobile resembling a coupe but with a folding top.

noun

  1. a small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with two seats and a folding hood
  2. a former name for a drophead coupé
n.

“light two-wheeled chaise,” 1766, from French cabriolet (18c.), derivative of cabriole (see cab). So called from its light, leaping motion.

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