Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Italian four-wheeled carriage, especially one let for hire; a hackney coach.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An Italian four-wheeled carriage, esp. one let for hire; a hackney coach.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An Italian four-wheeled carriage.

Etymologies

Italian vettura, from Latin vectura conveyance. Compare vecture. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He is surprised you did not send by Mr & Mrs Calcott5 a part or the whole of his things, as their vettura was at your service.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • As the house and studio of Mr. Powers [27] were just on the opposite side of the street, I went to it, but found him too much engrossed to see me at the moment; so I returned to the "vettura," and we told Gaetano to carry us to a hotel.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 7 Italy, Sicily, and Greece (Part One)

  • Travelers now arrive from all quarters, in cabriolets, in calashers, in the shabby "vettura," and in the elegant private carriage drawn by post-horses, and driven by postillions in the tightest possible deer-skin breeches, the smallest red coats, and the hugest jack-boots.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 7 Italy, Sicily, and Greece (Part One)

  • Pietro dismissed their vettura, and together they walked down the principal promenade to the shopping center where they mingled with the endless crowds of pedestrians and looked into the windows of the gay little shops that made Andrea think of Venice.

    Chico: the Story of a Homing Pigeon

  • With beating heart, Andrea followed the business-like Pietro as he led the way out of the station and hailed a vettura [Footnote: Carriage.] to take them up the wide tree-shaded avenue.

    Chico: the Story of a Homing Pigeon

  • Sir Henry's surprise and anger were great, when the driver, coolly stopping his horses, commenced taking off their harness; -- and informed the travellers, that _there_ must they remain, until he had received some instructions from his owner, which he expected by a vettura leaving Rome at a later hour.

    A Love Story

  • On such occasions, Vittore's accomplices were in waiting; and the unsuspecting stranger -- pillaged and alarmed, would return to the vettura penniless.

    A Love Story

  • Sir Henry Delmé had engaged a vettura, which was to convey them with the same horses as far as Florence.

    A Love Story

  • You descend from the _vettura_, and on foot tramp up the road, perhaps beside the driver, who is innately thankful to you for saving his horses a heavy pull; and with him, or a fellow-traveler, joke off the weary feeling you had in the low grounds.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • The _vettura_ came to a halt under the shade of some old mulberry trees, and our travelers descended to leave it where it was, for the town was not built with a view to the entrance of carriages.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

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