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tarantass Line breaks: tar¦an|tass
Pronunciation: /ˌtar(ə)nˈtas/

Definition of tarantass in English:


A four-wheeled horse-drawn Russian carriage without springs, mounted on a long flexible wooden chassis.
Example sentences
  • All day the tarantass was driven rapidly by the iemschiks, who succeeded each other at every stage.
  • His two sons were standing in the courtyard, near the stables, as the tarantass drove up.
  • When we had left the village and were driving along in our tarantass the mystery was satisfactorily cleared up.


From Russian tarantas.

Words that rhyme with tarantass

alas, Alsace, amass, Bass, chasse, crass, crevasse, en masse, gas, Hamas, lass, mass, morass, sass, tass, wrasse

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