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Definition of "carriage" []

  • A wheeled vehicle, especially a four-wheeled horse-drawn passenger vehicle, often of an elegant design. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A railroad passenger car. (noun)
  • A baby carriage. (noun)
  • A wheeled support or frame for carrying a heavy object, such as a cannon. (noun)
  • A moving part of a machine for holding or shifting another part: the carriage of a typewriter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carriage" in a sentence
  • "/I have only to say 'I should like to see such a thing,' or 'to be at such a place,' and next day a carriage is at the door, or a boat is on the river to take me if I/[Page 27]/please to the ends of the earth."
  • "But if your carriage is announced early, or circumstances make it necessary for you to leave in advance of others, do so without exciting observation, and make your adieus to your hostess or host, or both, in a low voice; but if they cannot easily be found, retire quietly without bidding them good-night."
  • "'This moment, if you would have the goodness: my carriage is at the door; and Mrs Delacour will be so kind to excuse –'"