Definition of carriage trade in English:

carriage trade

Line breaks: car|riage trade

noun

[mass noun] North American informal
  • The wealthy clientele of a business: determined to pursue the carriage trade, she quickly established an old-girl network
    More example sentences
    • Later, in 1883, it became a citrus farm, and finally in 1893 a holiday destination for the wealthy passengers of the East Coast carriage trade.

Origin

with reference to people who formerly would have been wealthy enough to maintain a private carriage.

More definitions of carriage trade

Definition of carriage trade in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw