Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large four-wheeled Russian vehicle, with a boat-shaped body fixed to two parallel longitudinal wooden bars, in place of springs, and a leather top or hood. It is commonly without seats, and is drawn by three horses.
- n. A low horse-drawn carriage without springs used in Russia, capable of having its wheels replaced with runners during the winter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A low four-wheeled carriage used in Russia. The carriage box rests on two long, springy poles which run from the fore to the hind axletree. When snow falls, the wheels are taken off, and the body is mounted on a sledge.
- From Russian тарантас. (Wiktionary)
“The vehicle is a kind of tarantass, but not such as I have just described.”
“Know that the "tarantass" is a sort of berline hung on five pieces of rather elastic wood between wheels placed rather wide apart and of moderate height; that this carriage is driven by a "yemtchik," on the front seat, who has three horses, to whom is added a postilion, the”
“It was a fortunate thing, under the circumstances, for the tarantass could not have carried both baggage and travelers.”
“And the mujik related to Michael Strogoff the different incidents of the struggle which he had witnessed — the attack upon the ferry by the Tartar boats, the pillage of the tarantass, and the massacre of the boatmen.”
“The iemschik, on coming up with his team, threw an inquisitive glance at the passengers of the tarantass.”
“The forced stoppages were anything but agreeable to Michael; so he hastened the departure at each relay, roused the innkeepers, urged on the iemschiks, and expedited the harnessing of the tarantass.”
“As soon as the ferryboat landed the tarantass on the right bank of the Ichim, the journey across the steppe was resumed with all speed.”
“Some of these platforms extended over three hundred feet, and travelers by tarantass, when crossing them have experienced a nausea like sea-sickness.”
“Michael saw the tarantass struck, his companion crushed; he saw there was no time to drag her from the vehicle.”
“This was neither a tarantass nor a telga, but a post-berlin, which looked as if it had made a long journey.”
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