Definition of barouche in English:

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barouche

Pronunciation: /bəˈruːʃ/

noun

historical
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A four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with a collapsible hood over the rear half, a seat in front for the driver, and seats facing each other for the passengers.
Example sentences
  • The barouches, which were used by the Queen Mother, will travel north tomorrow for Royal Ascot, which this year is being held at York races.
  • Brought up in the era of the barouche and accustomed to the train, Proust was amazed by the motorcar.
  • So they can put you in a pony and trap, a barouche or, if you've a got a first class ticket, a sedan chair carried by a team of Iranian asylum seekers.

Origin

Early 19th century: from German dialect Barutsche, from Italian baroccio, based on Latin birotus 'two-wheeled', from bi- 'having two' + rota 'wheel'.

Words that rhyme with barouche

cartouche, douche, farouche, louche, ruche, sloosh, swoosh, tarboosh

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: bar|ouche

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