cabriolet

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌkæbrɪəʊˈleɪ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kab′rē ə lā)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cab•ri•o•let  (kab′rē ə lā),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Transporta light, two-wheeled, one-horse carriage with a folding top, capable of seating two persons.
  2. Automotivean automobile resembling a coupe but with a folding top.
  • French: literally, little caper; so called from its light movement. See cabriole, -et
  • 1760–70

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
cabriolet /ˌkæbrɪəʊˈleɪ/ n
  1. a small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with two seats and a folding hood
Etymology: 18th Century: from French, literally: a little skip, from cabriole, from Latin capreolus wild goat, from caper goat; referring to the lightness of movement
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