What is carriage?

  • (noun): A vehicle with four wheels drawn by two or more horses.
    Synonyms: equipage, rig
    See also — Additional definitions below


A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people, usually horse-drawn; litters (palanquins) and sedan chairs are excluded, since they are wheelless vehicles. The carriage is especially designed for private passenger use and for comfort or elegance, though some are also used to transport goods. It may be light, smart and fast or heavy, large and comfortable. Carriages normally have suspension using leaf springs, elliptical springs (in the 19th century) or leather strapping. A public passenger vehicle would not usually be called a carriage – terms for such include stagecoach, charabanc and omnibus. Working vehicles such as the (four-wheeled) wagon and (two-wheeled) cart share important parts of the history of the carriage, as is the fast (two-wheeled) chariot.

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Sun Carriage
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Lancing Carriage Works
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Coaches Of The Great Western Railway - Telegraphic Codes
... words came to be used to represent various carriage types ... have an extra letter to identify variations, such as Scorpion C ( a 45 ft (14 m) carriage truck), or Scorpion D (a 21 ft (6.4 m) carriage truck) ... covered fish truck Catox – cattle box Chafer – invalid carriage Chintz – family carriage Chub – third saloon Cricket – composite carriage Emmett – brake third carriage First – first class ...
Carriage Collections - United States
... Florida Carriage Museum, Weirsdale, Florida ... Formerly Austin Carriage Museum ... Photos and text click on The Carriage Museum, then on Classification of Carriages Skyline Farm Carriage Museum North Yarmouth, Maine The Carriage Collection of the ...
Sion Causeway - Toll
... (8 as.) for a four-wheeled carriage with one or two horses 6d ... (4 as.) for a palanquin or for a loaded two-wheeled carriage drawn by two bullocks 3d ... (2 as.) for a two-wheeled carriage, loaded or empty, drawn by one bollock 2s ...

More definitions of "carriage":

  • (noun): A machine part that carries something else.
  • (noun): Characteristic way of bearing one's body.
    Synonyms: bearing, posture

Famous quotes containing the word carriage:

    Because I could not stop for Death—
    He kindly stopped for me—
    The Carriage held but just Ourselves—
    And Immortality.
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)

    Apparel vice like virtue’s harbinger;
    Bear a fair presence, though your heart be tainted;
    Teach sin the carriage of a holy saint;
    Be secret-false.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    An earthly dog of the carriage breed;
    Who, having failed of the modern speed,
    Now asked asylum and I was stirred
    To be the one so dog-preferred.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)