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clarence

[klar-uh ns] /ˈklær əns/
noun
1.
a closed, four-wheeled carriage, usually with a glass front, with seats inside for four persons.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; named after Duke of Clarence (1765-1837), later William IV

Clarence

[klar-uh ns] /ˈklær əns/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “clear one.”.
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clarence

/ˈklærəns/
noun
1.
a closed four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, having a glass front
Word Origin
C19: named after the Duke of Clarence (1765–1837)
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Word Origin and History for clarence

Clarence

surname, from Medieval Latin Clarencia, name of dukedom created 1362 for Lionel, third son of Edward III, so called from town of Clare, Suffolk, whose heiress Lionel married. Used as a masc. proper name from late 19c. As a type of four-wheeled closed carriage, named for the Duke of Clarence, later William IV.

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Encyclopedia Article for clarence

a horse-drawn, four-wheeled coupe that was named in honour of the Duke of Clarence and first introduced in 1840 in London. The body held two seats facing one another and could transport four people in comfort. The carriage was suspended most often on large elliptic springs between two sets of equally sized wheels. It was an especially large style of coupe, with a separate outside seat for the driver and an extended front window, usually curved.

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