A two-wheeled, one-horse carriage that has two seats and a folding top.
An automobile with a folding top; a convertible coupe.
A light two-wheeled carriage, usually with a hood that folds, drawn by one horse.
Other Word Forms
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