Definition of carriole in English:


Line breaks: car¦ri|ole
Pronunciation: /ˈkarɪəʊl
(also cariole)


  • 1 historical A small open horse-drawn carriage for one person.
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    • 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.
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    • 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).

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