Definition of curricle in English:

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curricle

Pronunciation: /ˈkʌrɪk(ə)l/

noun

historical
A light, open, two-wheeled carriage pulled by two horses side by side.
Example sentences
  • They unharnessed the horses and pulled his curricle away to celebrate.
  • The last one was the worst for a wheel completely came off and threw the curricle off to the side of the road.
  • Riding with him, even in an open curricle, would scarcely be less damaging to her reputation.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin curriculum 'course, racing chariot', from currere 'to run'.

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