cabriolet

noun
cab·​ri·​o·​let | \ ˌka-brē-ə-ˈlā How to pronounce cabriolet (audio) \

Definition of cabriolet

1 : a light 2-wheeled one-horse carriage with a folding leather hood, a large rigid shield in front of the seat, and upward-curving shafts
2 : a convertible coupe

Examples of cabriolet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Competition will include the BMW 8-series cabriolet, the Lexus LC500 convertible, and the Porsche 911 cabrio. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, 11 Mar. 2021 In the world of Audi, removing two doors from the A4 sedan increases the number to 5—as in, the A5 coupe and cabriolet. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 20 Feb. 2021 The company later created a fully convertible XJ-S, but the cabriolet had fixed window frames and a targa-style roof. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 26 Nov. 2020 Another above-and-beyond piece of car-casting has led to the creation of a very accurate replica of the Jaguar XJ-SC cabriolet that Princess Diana acquired in 1987. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 26 Nov. 2020 The Mercedes-Benz S-class will no longer be available in coupe or cabriolet versions after 2021. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 27 Aug. 2020 Mercedes-Benz has announced that the S-class coupe and cabriolet (convertible) models will no longer be available, starting after the 2021 model year. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 27 Aug. 2020 That's about the same as the entry point for the latest 911 Turbo S cabriolet. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, 6 July 2020 To complete the swap, Mr. Mann restored the Franay cabriolet coachwork to the 145. Jim Motavalli, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of cabriolet

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cabriolet

French, from diminutive of cabriole caper, alteration of Middle French capriole

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“Cabriolet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabriolet. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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