- a light, two-wheeled, one-horse carriage with a folding top, capable of seating two persons.
- an automobile resembling a coupe but with a folding top.
- a small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with two seats and a folding hood
- a former name for a drophead coupé
“light two-wheeled chaise,” 1766, from French cabriolet (18c.), derivative of cabriole (see cab). So called from its light, leaping motion.