from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A four-wheeled carriage with a collapsible top, two double seats inside opposite each other, and a box seat outside in front for the driver.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with collapsible half-hood, two double seats facing each other, and an outside seat for the driver.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A four-wheeled carriage, with a falling top, a seat on the outside for the driver, and two double seats on the inside arranged so that the sitters on the front seat face those on the back seat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large four-wheeled carriage with a falling or folding top over the back seat, and the seats arranged as in a coach.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a horse-drawn carriage having four wheels; has an outside seat for the driver and facing inside seats for two couples and a folding top
German Barutsche, from Italian biroccio, from Vulgar Latin *birotium, from Late Latin birotus, two-wheeled : Latin bi-, bi-; see dwo- in Indo-European roots + Latin rota, wheel; see ret- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From dialectal German Barutsche, from Italian baroccio, from Late Latin *birotium < Latin birotus ("chariot"), from bi- ("two") + rota ("wheel"). Though Frenchified in English, the word was not of French origin. (Wiktionary)