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surrey

[sur-ee, suhr-ee] /ˈsɜr i, ˈsʌr i/
noun, plural surreys.
1.
a light, four-wheeled, two-seated carriage, with or without a top, for four persons.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; after Surrey, England

Surrey

[sur-ee, suhr-ee] /ˈsɜr i, ˈsʌr i/
noun
1.
Earl of (Henry Howard) 1517?–47, English poet.
2.
a county in SE England, bordering S London. 648 sq. mi. (1680 sq. km).
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British Dictionary definitions for surrey

surrey

/ˈsʌrɪ/
noun
1.
a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having two or four seats
Word Origin
C19: shortened from Surrey cart, after Surrey, where it was originally made

Surrey1

/ˈsʌrɪ/
noun
1.
a county of SE England, on the River Thames: urban in the northeast; crossed from east to west by the North Downs and drained by tributaries of the Thames. Administrative centre: Kingston upon Thames. Pop: 1 064 600 (2003 est). Area: 1679 sq km (648 sq miles)

Surrey2

/ˈsʌrɪ/
noun
1.
Earl of, title of Henry Howard. ?1517–47, English courtier and poet; one of the first in England to write sonnets. He was beheaded for high treason
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Word Origin and History for surrey
n.

"two-seated, four-wheeled pleasure carriage," 1895, from Surrey cart, an English pleasure cart (introduced in U.S. 1872), named for Surrey, England, where it first was made.

Surrey

Old English suþrige (722), literally "Southerly District" (relative to Middlesex).

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Encyclopedia Article for surrey

popular American doorless, four-wheeled carriage of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Usually two-seated (for four passengers), surreys had a variety of tops, ranging from the rigid, fringed canopy-top, popularized in the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein song "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," to parasol and extension tops

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