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- n. A closed carriage with two or four wheels, used by Roman women. Like similar medieval wagons it was arranged with entrance doors in the middle on both sides. Two or three pilenta are represented on the column of Theodosius at Constantinople.
- n. historical An easy chariot or carriage, used by Roman ladies, and in which the vessels etc. for sacred rites were carried.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Rom. Antiq.) An easy chariot or carriage, used by Roman ladies, and in which the vessels, etc., for sacred rites were carried.
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