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Charabanc.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French char-à-bancs (a carriage with benches).

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NounEdit

charabanc (plural charabancs)

  1. (Britain) A horse-drawn, and then later, motorized omnibus with open sides, and often, no roof.
    • 1931, Francis Beeding, “2/2”, in Death Walks in Eastrepps[1]:
      A little further on, to the right, was a large garage, where the charabancs stood, half in and half out of the yard.
    • 2006 Aug 7 & 14, John Updike, “Late Works”, in The New Yorker, page 70:
      The cumbersome though finely painted charabanc of the late James style is pulled swaying along by a frisky pony of a plot farcical and romantic.

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VerbEdit

charabanc (third-person singular simple present charabancs, present participle charabancing, simple past and past participle charabanced)

  1. (rare, transitive, intransitive) To travel or convey by charabanc.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French char-à-bancs (a carriage with benches).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sjarəbanɡ/, [ɕɑɑˈb̥ɑŋ]

NounEdit

charabanc c (singular definite charabancen or charabanc'en, plural indefinite charabancer or charabanc'er)

  1. charabanc

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