tarantas

tarantass

[tahr-uhn-tahs]
noun
a large, four-wheeled Russian carriage mounted without springs on two parallel longitudinal wooden bars.
Also, tarantas.


Origin:
1840–50; < Russian tarantás, said to be < Tatar tarιntas

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tarantass (ˌtɑːrənˈtæs)
 
n
a large horse-drawn four-wheeled Russian carriage without springs
 
[C19: from Russian tarantas, from Kazan Tatar taryntas]

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