Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In music, in a light, rapid manner.
  • noun A two-wheeled vehicle peculiar to Spanish-American countries, having a chaisebody hung forward of the axle, and driven by a postilion.

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

  • noun A two-wheeled carriage formerly much used in Cuba. The body is in front of the axle; the driver rides on the horse.

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

  • noun A cumbrous two-wheeled pleasure carriage used in Cuba.

Etymologies

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Spanish, literally "flying".

Examples

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  • A two-wheeled Spanish carriage once popular in Cuba. The axle was behind an open, hooded body. The carriage was driven by a rider on the horse; it could carry up to two people.

    October 22, 2008

  • Could mean:

    "flying"

    or

    "steering wheel"

    or

    "referral slip from your general practitioner to see a specialist"

    March 24, 2009

  • Wheee, my autovelocipede flew off the bridge and hit a general practitioner, who ended up with his head through the steering wheel and had to see a specialist.

    March 24, 2009

  • Vooooooo-lan-te! OOOOOh Oh!

    March 25, 2009