Meaning of carretela in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkarəˈtɛlə/


(also caritela)
South East Asian
  • A type of light two-wheeled carriage, typically having passenger seats facing each other, and drawn by a single horse.

    Now chiefly used to take tourists on sightseeing trips.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Daily News. From Spanish carretela from Italian carrettella small four-wheeled carriage from carretta + -ella.