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

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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 In addition to the rear-wheel-drive GTS coupe, which starts at $120,700, there's a cabriolet ($133,000) or the nifty Targa 4 at $139,900. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Fast mover: 911 Carrera GTS is pure Porsche and loaded for bear," 26 Jan. 2018 The two-door T-Roc cabriolet crossover, planned for 2020, will succeed the Beetle's convertible duties. Michael Mcgough, sacbee, "Volkswagen plans to squash production of one of its most iconic cars | The Sacramento Bee," 8 Mar. 2018 This enhanced powertrain will likely find its way into the C43 coupe and cabriolet models (along with some of the styling updates) as well as the AMG 43 versions of other models, including the GLC43 crossover and the E43 sedan. Steve Siler, Car and Driver, "2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan: More Muscle for the Middle C," 6 Mar. 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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