Barouche meaning

bə-ro͝osh
A four-wheeled carriage with a collapsible top, two double seats inside opposite each other, and a box seat outside in front for the driver.
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A four-wheeled carriage with a collapsible hood, two double seats facing each other, and a box seat in front for the driver.
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(vehicles) Four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with collapsible half-hood, two double seats facing each other, and an outside seat for the driver.
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Origin of barouche

  • German Barutsche from Italian biroccio from Vulgar Latin birotium from Late Latin birotus two-wheeled Latin bi- bi- dwo- in Indo-European roots Latin rota wheel ret- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From dialectal German Barutsche, from Italian baroccio, from Late Latin *birotium, from Latin birotus (“chariot”), from bi- (“two”) + rota (“wheel”). The spelling was altered in English as if the word had come from French.

    From Wiktionary