Brit. a sightseeing bus
Origin of charabancFrench char-à-banc, literally , car with bench
A bus typically used for sightseeing, originally open and pulled by horses.
Origin of charabancFrom French char à bancs : char, coach, carriage (from Old French, cart; see chariot) + à, with (from Latin ad, toward; see ad–) + bancs, benches, pl. of banc (from Old French; see bank3).
- A horse-drawn, and then later, motorized omnibus with open sides, and often, no roof.