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jaunting car

a light, two-wheeled, one-horse cart, once common in Ireland, having two seats set back to back, with a perch in front for the driver.
Origin of jaunting car
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Had he lived now, he might have sported a hunter for himself, and set up a jaunting-car for his daughter.

    Bits of Blarney R. Shelton Mackenzie
  • The small bags and bundles were put in the well of the jaunting-car.

    The Irish Twins Lucy Fitch Perkins
  • At last, the fat gentleman came up on a jaunting-car, followed by a groom leading the cob.

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  • Laughing, I summon a jaunting-car and go to buy my ticket homeward.

    Wanderings in Ireland Michael Myers Shoemaker
  • The Irish jaunting-car is a peculiar institution, and we all sat with our legs dangling over the road in a "dim and perilous way."

    Yesterdays with Authors James T. Fields
  • And, now I think of it, perhaps the climate explains the jaunting-car.

    The Charm of Ireland Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • (aside) That voice would wheedle the bird off the bush—and when she'd prefar me to the jaunting-car, can I but listen to her?

  • It was with surprise not altogether devoid of shame that he saw my father descend from the jaunting-car to salute him.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • Just as they neared the church, what should they see but Grannie Malone, coming in grandeur, riding on a jaunting-car!

    The Irish Twins Lucy Fitch Perkins
  • The Irish jaunting-car, being the most inconvenient and detestable vehicle on earth, deserves a description.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for jaunting-car

jaunting car

a light two-wheeled one-horse car, formerly widely used in Ireland
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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