cabriolet

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noun cab·ri·o·let \ˌka-brē-ə-ˈlā\

Definition of cabriolet

  1. 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. 2 :  a convertible coupe

Origin and Etymology of cabriolet

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


First Known Use: 1770


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