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carnet

[kahr-ney; French kar-ne] /kɑrˈneɪ; French karˈnɛ/
noun, plural carnets
[kahr-neyz; French kar-ne] /kɑrˈneɪz; French karˈnɛ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a customs document allowing an automobile to be driven at no cost across international borders.
Origin of carnet
1895-1900
1895-1900; < French: notebook, book of tickets; Middle French quernet, equivalent to quern- (compare quaer (with loss of n) group of four sheets; see cahier) + -et -et
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  • The brothers carnet were regarding the two young men with pity.

    Chance in Chains Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Mr. carnet desired us to have patience, and we should find some at the place where our caravan waited.

  • Near seven we reached the spot where we were to wait for Mr. carnet, who came to us with a bullock he had purchased.

    Perils and Captivity Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
  • Several Moors accompanied Mr carnet, and every one was loaded.

    Perils and Captivity Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
  • The carnet slips were in triplicate, so that three records might be kept of the dispensation.

    With the Doughboy in France Edward Hungerford
  • My cousin was clad in an officer's uniform, the lace of which strongly attracted the eyes of Mr carnet's Moors.

    Perils and Captivity Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
  • The brothers carnet had risen to their feet also, and were standing side by side.

    Chance in Chains Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • carnet's report contained a plain statement of the facts, and of General Bernadotte's conduct.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  • Several Moors accompanied Mr. carnet, and every one was loaded.

  • He began to address himself now more particularly to the carnet Frères.

    Chance in Chains Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for carnet

carnet

/ˈkɑːneɪ/
noun
1.
  1. a customs licence authorizing the temporary importation of a motor vehicle
  2. an official document permitting motorists to cross certain frontiers
2.
a book of tickets, travel coupons, etc
Word Origin
French: notebook, from Old French quernet, ultimately from Latin quaternī four at a time; see quire1
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