American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A two-wheeled, one-horse carriage that has two seats and a folding top.
- n. An automobile with a folding top; a convertible coupe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, a covered one-horse carriage with two wheels: now often made with four wheels and a calash top. See cab.
- n. In furniture, a light armchair. Cabriolets are first mentioned in a French inventory of 1759.
- n. An automobile with a retractable top.
- n. originally A light two-wheeled carriage with a folding top pulled by a single horse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A one-horse carriage with two seats and a calash top.
- n. small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood
- Borrowing from French cabriolet. (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Lady Portmore; but in Stuart's case his cabriolet is an actual measure of economy; he sold those magnificent carriage-horses when he set it up.”
“I called a cabriolet, and the first thing the driver asked was, "Is the Bill carried?”
“The high-performance two-seater cabriolet is codenamed Audi's sister firm is also believed to be putting the finishing touches to a production version of the BlueSport concept car revealed at the 2009 Detroit Motor Show.”
“The high-performance two-seater cabriolet is codenamed R2, and is being developed with VW.”
“When a bourgeois of Boulogne takes the air, he goes in a one-horse chaise, which is here called cabriolet, and hires it for half-a-crown a day.”
“The second occupant of the cabriolet was a young girl, sixteen or eighteen years old -- sixteen rather than eighteen.”
“After the performance the gallant Desmahis called a cabriolet and escorted the _citoyenne_ Blaise back to the _Amour peintre_.”
“There was a beech table half eaten into by a geometrically precise hummocky valley and a pair of side tables made from cardboard, with what looked like the ghosts of elegant 18th-century cabriolet-legged wooden tables hovering inside them.”
“Presenting Hitler with a custom-built black Volkswagen cabriolet for his birthday in 1942 didn't hurt either.”
“At Highgrove, he careened around the grounds on his bicycle or a skateboard, climbed so high up in trees that he had to be rescued by the local fire department, and totaled his miniature Jaguar XJS cabriolet—a birthday present from the manufacturer.”
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