from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a European state coach
  • n. ,(nautical) the open space underneath the poop deck of a galley where the captain had his bed; it evolved into the cabin

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as caroche.
  • n. See kaross.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Also: la grande roue = the Ferris wheel une roue dentée = a cogwheel un bateau à roues = a paddle boat véhicule à deux/quatre roues = two -/four-wheeled vehicles une roue de secours = a spare wheel or tire une roue de transmission = a driving wheel la roue de la Fortune = the wheel of Fortune la cinquième roue du carosse = an entirely useless person, thing


  • Meudon, and Choissi; and therefore, I thought the difference in point of expence would not be great, between a carosse de remise and a hackney coach.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • I have been guilty of another piece of extravagance in hiring a carosse de remise, for which I pay twelve livres a day.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Instead of keeping his promise to the valet, he put the money in his pocket; and the fellow returned in a rage, exclaiming that he was un gros cheval de carosse, a great coach-horse.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • I lived for months one time in the Hôtel de Transylvania, Rue Condé, and kept my _carosse de remise_, and gambled like every other ass of my kind in Paris till I had not a louis to my credit.

    Doom Castle

  • When Louis XIV. was a boy he one day spoke of "un carosse"; he should have said "une carosse," but he was king, and having changed the gender of carosse the change was accepted, and unto this day carosse is masculine.

    The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

  • The King said "un carosse," and that is what it is now.

    Literary Blunders; A chapter in the "History of Human Error"

  • In Cotgrave's Dictionary carosse appears as feminine, but Ménage notes it as having been changed from feminine to masculine.

    Literary Blunders; A chapter in the "History of Human Error"

  • The Queen is in another _carosse_ with her children, and the King, being a free lance, drives in the coach with the royal favorites or rides beside it as his fancy dictates.

    In Château Land

  • The King said ` ` un carosse, '' and that is what it is now.

    Literary Blunders


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