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or carriole

[kar-ee-ohl] /ˈkær iˌoʊl/
a small, open, two-wheeled vehicle.
a covered cart.
a light, open sleigh pulled by horses or dogs, especially one used in French Canada.
Origin of cariole
1760-70; < French carriole < Old Provençal carriola, equivalent to carri carriage (< Late Latin carrium, for Latin carrus; see car1) + -ola -ole1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Harnessed to a cariole, or dog-sled, they travelled with great speed, and seemed to enjoy the fun.

    Three Boys in the Wild North Land Egerton Ryerson Young
  • We are in a cahot and must get our cariole out of it as best we can!

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • This remarkable boy sits on a board behind the cariole, and drives it back to the station from which it starts.

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
  • “All right,” said Sanford, as he moved off towards his cariole.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • It had broken loose from the cariole, and, strange to say, reached the shore unhurt and in safety.

    Chasing the Sun R.M. Ballantyne
  • The rider in that cariole is so whelmed in furs as to be absolutely invisible.

    The Big Otter R.M. Ballantyne
  • The documents which had been preparing being now nearly finished, we sent for the cariole, &c. from Fort Norman.

  • The cariole struck against a stone and tilted him out on the road.

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
  • When John arrived there, seeing the shop as he drove past, he descended from his cariole and entered.

    Three in Norway James Arthur Lees
  • More with his son; that was he who was standing by the cariole.

    Magnhild Dust Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson
British Dictionary definitions for cariole


a small open two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle
a covered cart
Word Origin
C19: from French carriole, ultimately from Latin carrus; see car
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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