noun car·roc·cio \kəˈrȯ(ˌ)chō, -ȯchēˌō\

Definition of carroccio



  1. :  a large wheeled vehicle bearing a standard and used in medieval times especially by Italian free cities to serve as a rallying point for an army in battle

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Origin and Etymology of carroccio

Italian — more at caroche

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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