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

  • n. A low, light four-wheeled carriage for two with a folding top and an elevated driver's seat in front.
  • n. A touring car with a folding top usually covering only the rear seat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of carriage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The twelfth planetoid, discovered by Hind in London in 1850.
  • n. [NL. (Lindley, 1838), named after Queen Victoria of England, to whom the first flower which blossomed in cultivation was presented in 1849.] A genus of water-lilies, belonging to the order Nymphæaceæ and tribe Nymphæeæ.
  • n. [lowercase] A form of low, light, four-wheeled carriage, having a calash top, with seats for two persons, and an elevated driver's seat in front.
  • n. [lowercase] A breed of domestic pigeons, nearly the same as the hyacinth

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

  • n. a state in southeastern Australia
  • n. queen of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India from 1837 to 1901; the last Hanoverian ruler of England (1819-1901)
  • n. a town in southeast Texas to the southeast of San Antonio
  • n. port city and the capital of Seychelles
  • n. (Roman mythology) goddess of victory; counterpart of Greek Nike
  • n. capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia on Vancouver Island
  • n. a waterfall in the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia; diminishes seasonally


After Victoria.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Queen Victoria. (Wiktionary)



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

    September 2, 2012

  • Usage, as a horse-drawn conveyance, on barouche.

    October 22, 2008