from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The car of war, on which the standard was borne into battle, peculiar to the Italian republics of the middle ages.
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Under Archbishop Heribert (101845) the carroccio (arc of municipal patriotism) was set up; expansion in the Lombard plain began (reduction of Lodi, Como, Pavia).
Heribert introduced the famous carroccio as the military insignia of
Here was the banner of Milan, mounted on a triumphal car (_carroccio_) and guarded by picked burgesses, who had sworn to defend their trust to the death.
The _carroccio_ of the city, on which the standard of Padua floated, and which had led the burghers to many a bloody battle, was sent out to meet him at Monselice, and he entered the gates in triumph.