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 bank 3. )
- A horse-drawn, and then later, motorized omnibus with open sides, and often, no roof.