charabanc

noun
char·​a·​banc | \ ˈsher-ə-ˌbaŋ How to pronounce charabanc (audio) , -ˌbäŋ, ˈsha-rə- \

Definition of charabanc

British
: a sightseeing motor coach

First Known Use of charabanc

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for charabanc

French char à bancs, literally, wagon with benches

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“Charabanc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charabanc. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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