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cabriolet (plural cabriolets)
- An automobile with a retractable top.
- (originally) A light two- or four-wheeled carriage with a folding top, pulled by a single horse.
- 1829, Augustus Bozzi Granville, St. Petersburgh, a journal of travels to and from that capital:
- Of late years, cabriolets, and English stanhopes, and tilburys, have been introduced into St. Petersburgh; but the real national carriage for the town is the Droshky.
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
- cabriolet, convertible (car with a convertible top)
- cabriolet (light carriage with a convertible top, drawn by one horse)
From Italian cabriola, cabriole (“horse caper”) + -et, from Latin capreolus, from Proto-Indo-European *kápros (“buck, he-goat”); see also Old Norse hafr (“he-goat”), Old English hæfr, Welsh gafr, Old Irish gabor. Doublet of Chevrolet.
cabriolet m (plural cabriolets)
- a cabriolet carriage
- a convertible car
- a knotted cord, each end tied to wood, to tie criminals to by the wrists
- a Directoire style hat type
- Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition
- “cabriolet” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
cabriolet f (invariable)
- (automobiles) cabriolet