carriage

A carriage is a vehicle with wheels that's usually pulled by horses. In some cities, you can go for a carriage ride through the park.

A carriage generally has four wheels and is pulled by two or more horses, while the smaller cart tends to have two wheels and be pulled by a single horse. In Britain, you might hear people refer to the separate compartments of a train as carriages as well, and in some parts of the US it's used to mean "baby stroller" or "grocery cart." The Latin root is carrum, "two-wheeled war chariot."

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: carriage

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n
a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
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n
a machine part that carries something else
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n
characteristic way of bearing one's body
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: carriage
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n a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses

Synonyms:
equipage, rig
Types:
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barouche
a horse-drawn carriage having four wheels; has an outside seat for the driver and facing inside seats for two couples and a folding top
brougham
light carriage; pulled by a single horse
buckboard
an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; has a seat attached to a flexible board between the two axles
buggy, roadster
a small lightweight carriage; drawn by a single horse
cab, cabriolet
small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood
caroche
a luxurious carriage suitable for nobility in the 16th and 17th century
chaise, shay
a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse
chariot
a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
clarence
a closed carriage with four wheels and seats for four passengers
coach, coach-and-four, four-in-hand
a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver
droshky, drosky
an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used in Poland and Russia
gharry
a horse-drawn carriage in India
gig
small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood
hackney, hackney carriage, hackney coach
a carriage for hire
hansom, hansom cab
a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers
landau
a four-wheel covered carriage with a roof divided into two parts (front and back) that can be let down separately
post chaise
closed horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used to transport passengers and mail
stanhope
a light open horse-drawn carriage with two or four wheels and one seat
surrey
a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; has two or four seats
trap
a light two-wheeled carriage
troika
a Russian carriage pulled by three horses abreast
four-wheeler
a hackney carriage with four wheels
remise
an expensive or high-class hackney
stage, stagecoach
a large coach-and-four formerly used to carry passengers and mail on regular routes between towns
Type of:
horse-drawn vehicle
a wheeled vehicle drawn by one or more horses

n a railcar where passengers ride

Synonyms:
coach, passenger car
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buffet car, diner, dining car, dining compartment
a passenger car where food is served in transit
nonsmoker, nonsmoking car
a passenger car for passengers who want to avoid tobacco smoke
chair car, drawing-room car, palace car, parlor car, parlour car
a passenger car for day travel; you pay extra fare for individual chairs
Pullman, Pullman car
luxurious passenger car; for day or night travel
sleeper, sleeping car, wagon-lit
a passenger car that has berths for sleeping
smoker, smoking car, smoking carriage, smoking compartment
a passenger car for passengers who wish to smoke
Type of:
car, railcar, railroad car, railway car
a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad

n a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around

Synonyms:
baby buggy, baby carriage, go-cart, perambulator, pram, pushchair, pusher, stroller
Types:
bassinet
a perambulator that resembles a bassinet
Type of:
wheeled vehicle
a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people
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n a machine part that carries something else

Types:
typewriter carriage
a carriage for carrying a sheet of paper
Type of:
mechanism
device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
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n characteristic way of bearing one's body

Synonyms:
bearing, posture
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manner of walking, walk
manner of walking
slouch
a stooping carriage in standing and walking
gracefulness
beautiful carriage
awkwardness, clumsiness
the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
grace, gracility
elegance and beauty of movement or expression
agility, legerity, lightness, lightsomeness, nimbleness
the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
lissomeness, litheness, suppleness
the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple
gracelessness, ungracefulness
an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression
gawkiness, ungainliness
the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are extremely ungainly and inelegant
stiffness
the property of moving with pain or difficulty
Type of:
bodily property
an attribute of the body
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