Etymology
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cabriolet (n.)

"light two-wheeled chaise," 1766, from French cabriolet (18c.), derivative of cabriole "a leap like a goat" (see cab). So called from its light, leaping motion. As a form of curved leg on furniture, 1854, from the resemblance to the leg of a leaping quadruped.

updated on September 21, 2017

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Definitions of cabriolet from WordNet

cabriolet (n.)
small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood;
Synonyms: cab
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