cabriolet n : small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood [syn: cab]
- Rhymes: -eɪ
- An automobile with a retractable top.
- A light two wheeled carriage with a folding top pulled by a single horse
an automobile with a retractable top
- Finnish: avoauto
- German: Cabrio, Cabriolet, Kabriolett
a light two wheeled carriage with a folding top pulled by a single horse
- Finnish: hevoskärryt
- German: Kalesche
- ttbc Dutch: cabriolet, cabrio
- ttbc French: cabriolet
- ttbc Norwegian: kabriolet
- ttbc Swedish: cabriolet , cab
- a convertible car
The term cabriolet can refer either to a kind of horse-drawn carriage or to a type of automobile:
A Cabriolet is a light, two-wheeled carriage drawn by a single horse, with a folding hood, seating two people facing forward, one of whom is the driver. It has a large rigid apron, gracefully upward-curving shafts, and usually a rear platform between the C springs for a groom. The design was developed in France in the early nineteenth century and quickly replaced the heavier hackney carriage as the vehicle for hire of choice in Paris and London.
The "cab" of taxi-cab or "hansom cab" is a shortening of "cabriolet". Other types of horse-drawn cab include:
One who drives a horse-drawn cab for hire is called a cabdriver or jehu. A cab horse or cabber is used for drawing a cab.