curricle

curricle

[kur-i-kuhl]
noun
a light, two-wheeled, open carriage drawn by two horses abreast.

Origin:
1675–85; < Latin curriculum; see curriculum

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curricle (ˈkʌrɪkəl)
 
n
a two-wheeled open carriage drawn by two horses side by side
 
[C18: from Latin curriculum from currus chariot, from currere to run]

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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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