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

  • n. A small, all-terrain motor vehicle seating one person and having four wheels with large tires.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A horse-drawn hackney cab with four wheels, as opposed to a hansom or dogcart.
  • n. Any vehicle with four wheels.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vehicle having four wheels

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A carriage with four wheels; especially, a four-wheeled cab.

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

  • n. a hackney carriage with four wheels


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  • This type of carriage was used a lot in Holmes's time.

    July 5, 2012