from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stately carriage of the late 16th and 17th centuries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of stately carriage or chariot

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of pleasure carriage; a coach.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of pleasure-carriage; a coach: as, “coaches and caroches,” Burton, Anat. of Mel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a luxurious carriage suitable for nobility in the 16th and 17th century


Obsolete French carroche, from Old Italian carrozza, ultimately from carro, cart, from Latin carrus, a Gallic type of wagon; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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