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Definition of carriage and pair in English:


A four-wheeled passenger carriage pulled by two horses.
Example sentences
  • All the big houses had their carriages and pairs, complete with footmen, cocked hats and jack boots.
  • A ghostly carriage and pair is said to travel down Brimpton Lane on a certain night in January.
  • It is scarcely possible to keep a handsome well-appointed carriage and pair under £300 a year.

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