Definition of carriole in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkarɪəʊl/
(also cariole)


1 historical A small open horse-drawn carriage for one person.
Example sentences
  • As dusk drew near there was a general handshaking, and the carrioles scurried off along the highway.
  • On arriving at the station we secured rooms and our two carrioles were put into the coach-house.
  • When the clashes broke out my brother insisted on returning the cariole to its owner.
1.1A light covered cart.
2(In Canada) a kind of sledge pulled by a horse or dogs.
Example sentences
  • The road passes through beautiful, wild scenery and twice crosses the glacier and on busy days, up to 40 sturdy little Fjord horses pulling traditional cariole carts carry visitors.
  • Kane made a sketch of this 1848 dog train that shows both sledges and carioles.
  • Our visitor had travelled in a dog cariole.


Mid 18th century: from French, from Italian carriuola, diminutive of carro, from Latin carrum (see car).

Words that rhyme with carriole


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Line breaks: car¦ri|ole

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