Definition of tarantass in English:


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


A four-wheeled horse-drawn Russian carriage without springs, mounted on a long flexible wooden chassis.
More 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.

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