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 The 911 comes in coupe, cabriolet (read: convertible), or quasi-convertible Targa body styles. Car and Driver, 4 Feb. 2022 And lastly, the key slot is on the right side of the steering wheel, a rarity on a Porsche, and unlike the coupe and cabriolet models. Michael Harley, Robb Report, 28 Jan. 2022 The singular cabriolet, which is believed to be the most expensive new car in existence, made its first public appearance at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Northern Italy over the weekend in fittingly glamorous fashion. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 31 Dec. 2021 Sweptail, the gorgeous Azur Blue cabriolet measures 19 feet front to back. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 8 Feb. 2022 This strong, smooth mill is available in the sedan and standard on the coupe and cabriolet. Car and Driver, 4 Feb. 2022 Touted as a purist’s sports car, the Porsche 356 A went into production in 1954 alongside its coupé and cabriolet siblings. Michael Harley, Robb Report, 28 Jan. 2022 The singular cabriolet, which is believed to be the most expensive new car in existence, made its first public appearance at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Northern Italy over the weekend in fittingly glamorous fashion. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 31 Dec. 2021 The cabriolet is also finished in a striking yellow hue that highlights the coachwork and signature curves. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 Nov. 2021 See More

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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 17 Aug. 2022.

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