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curricle

[kur-i-kuh l] /ˈkɜr ɪ kəl/
noun
1.
a light, two-wheeled, open carriage drawn by two horses abreast.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Latin curriculum; see curriculum
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British Dictionary definitions for curricle

curricle

/ˈkʌrɪkəl/
noun
1.
a two-wheeled open carriage drawn by two horses side by side
Word Origin
C18: from Latin curriculum from currus chariot, from currere to run
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Encyclopedia Article for curricle

open, two-wheeled gentleman's carriage, popular in England from about 1700 to 1850. It was pulled by two matched horses yoked abreast and was therefore equipped with a pole, rather than shafts. The pole had to be very strong because it both directed the carriage and bore its weight. To draw the carriage without jolting it, the horses had to be of equal size and gait; fashion required a matched colouring

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