Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A four-wheeled closed carriage with seats for four passengers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A close four-wheeled carriage, with a curved glass front and inside seats for two or four persons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A close four-wheeled carriage, with one seat inside, and a seat for the driver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A kind of carriage popular in the 19th century; a four-wheeled horse-driven vehicle with a glass front and room for four passengers.

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

  • noun a closed carriage with four wheels and seats for four passengers

Etymologies

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

[After the Duke of Clarence, (1765–1837), later William IV of England.]

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Named after Prince William, Duke of Clarence and St Andrews, later to become William IV of the United Kingdom.

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  • A closed, four-wheeled, horse-driven carriage popular in the 19th century. It had a glass front and seats for four passengers inside, and the driver sat at the front, outside the carriage. See also growler.

    October 22, 2008