in ancient Rome and Greece, a two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses abreast
Origin of quadrigaL, singular of quadrigae, team of four ; from quadri- (see quadri-) + jugum, yoke
A two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses abreast.
Origin of quadrigaLatin quadrīga, sing. of quadrīgae, team of four horses, contraction of quadriiugae, feminine pl. of quadriiugus, of a team of four : quadri-, quadri- + iugum, yoke; see jugum.
(plural quadrigae or quadrigas)
From Latin quÄdrÄ«gae, literally "four yoked" (quattuor "four" + iugum "yoke").