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."

Definitions of carriage
  1. noun
    a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
    synonyms: equipage, rig
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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
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    horse-drawn vehicle
    a wheeled vehicle drawn by one or more horses
  2. noun
    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
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    car, railcar, railroad car, railway car
    a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
  3. noun
    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
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    bassinet
    a perambulator that resembles a bassinet
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    wheeled vehicle
    a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people
  4. noun
    a machine part that carries something else
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    typewriter carriage
    a carriage for carrying a sheet of paper
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    mechanism
    device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
  5. noun
    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
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    bodily property
    an attribute of the body
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