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[wag-uh-net] /ˌwæg əˈnɛt/
a light, four-wheeled carriage, with or without a top, having a crosswise seat in front and two lengthwise seats facing each other at the back.
Origin of wagonette
1855-60; wagon + -ette Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The detective inquired about the wagonette, and learnt that it had not yet arrived.

    The Moon Rock Arthur J. Rees
  • We then stepped into the wagonette which was waiting for us, and drove to Bainbridge's house.

    A Master of Mysteries L. T. Meade
  • It was doubtless with a sufficiently sardonic sneer that he presently saw Jan jump obediently into the wagonette.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • They were quickly harnessed to the wagonette, and once more we started on our way.

    A Master of Mysteries L. T. Meade
  • We were about to return to the wagonette when I thought I saw something stirring near an orange-tree back of the house.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • Miss Bibby sighed, she knew not why, as the wagonette drove away.

  • It is a two-wheeled covered carriage in which the passengers sit face to face as in a wagonette.

  • What do you mean by not delivering the note I gave you from the wagonette on Thursday?

  • There was a wagonette to St. Fair from the railway station at half-past-seven.

    The Moon Rock Arthur J. Rees
  • "Here we take to our feet," said Mrs. Gray, jumping out of the wagonette.

    A Little Country Girl Susan Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for wagonette


a light four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle with two lengthwise seats facing each other behind a crosswise driver's seat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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