Cabriolet meaning

kăbrē-ə-lā
A two-wheeled, one-horse carriage that has two seats and a folding top.
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An automobile with a folding top; a convertible coupe.
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A light two-wheeled carriage, usually with a hood that folds, drawn by one horse.
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An automobile with a retractable top.
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(originally) A light two-wheeled carriage with a folding top pulled by a single horse.
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Origin of cabriolet

  • French diminutive of cabriole caper from obsolete capriole from Italian capriola from capriolo roebuck from Latin capreolus masculine diminutive of caprea roe deer from caper he-goat

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

  • Borrowing from French cabriolet.

    From Wiktionary