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

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Recent Examples on the Web To complete the swap, Mr. Mann restored the Franay cabriolet coachwork to the 145. Jim Motavalli, New York Times, "Their Car Beat Hitler’s Racers, but Who Owns It Now?," 9 Apr. 2020 Audi is recalling 10,166 vehicles to replace the passenger-side inflators, which include the 2009 A4/S4 cabriolet and 2009–2011 A6/S6. Clifford Atiyeh And Rusty Blackwell, Car and Driver, "Massive Takata Airbag Recall: Everything You Need to Know, Including Full List of Affected Vehicles," 21 Feb. 2020 The late Diana, Princess of Wales, was often photographed in 1994 at the helm of her Audi 80 cabriolet, which is now set to roll across the auction block. Mihir Maddireddy, Car and Driver, "Audi 80 Cabriolet Once Owned by Diana, Princess of Wales, Headed to Auction," 28 Jan. 2020 Painted in profile against a leafy background, the model, an actress known as Jane Demarsy, wears a floral pompadour dress, a cabriolet hat topped with roses and daisies and trimmed with a ruche, a dashing black scarf and long suede gloves. Washington Post, "Édouard Manet spent his final days in excruciating pain — and creating his most thrilling art," 7 June 2019 Ferrari’s 250 series consisted of a broad spectrum of cars—from the blistering homologation-special 250GTO and the mid-engined 250LM to the relaxed and luxurious 250GT/E and Series I/II Pininfarina cabriolets. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, "The Most GTB: Battista Pininfarina’s Personal Ferrari 275GTB Is Spectacular, and for Sale," 10 Jan. 2018 Besides the coupe and the cabriolet, the Targa (top photo) is exceeding Porsche’s expectations. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "Porsche 911 Chief Talks Philosophy and Future, Including a Plug-In Model," 30 Jan. 2018 The same powertrain is also featured in the new E53 coupe and cabriolet, which are said to post similar acceleration times. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, "2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 Debuts, Electric (Straight) Six," 15 Jan. 2018 Meanwhile, our 245-pound heavier S5 cabriolet required 158 feet of asphalt before coming to a halt. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, "2018 Audi S5 Coupe and Cabriolet," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of cabriolet

1770, 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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