ba·​rouche bə-ˈrüsh How to pronounce barouche (audio)
: a four-wheeled carriage with a driver's seat high in front, two double seats inside facing each other, and a folding top over the back seat

Examples of barouche in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Guests arriving by train were met and returned to the station by an open barouche, a six-horse tallyho that brought them to the three-story-high wooden structure with a roof of gray-red-peach bottom slate, that was modeled after Swiss Alpine hotels. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 11 July 2023

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Word History


German Barutsche, from Italian biroccio, ultimately from Late Latin birotus two-wheeled, from Latin bi- + rota wheel — more at roll

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of barouche was in 1801

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“Barouche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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