Meaning of curricle in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkʌrɪk(ə)l/

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  • A light, open, two-wheeled carriage pulled by two horses side by side.

    ‘They unharnessed the horses and pulled his curricle away to celebrate.’
    • ‘The last one was the worst for a wheel completely came off and threw the curricle off to the side of the road.’
    • ‘Riding with him, even in an open curricle, would scarcely be less damaging to her reputation.’
    • ‘As the coach whizzed by, its back wheel clipped the edge of the curricle, tipping it nearly on its side.’
    • ‘By now I had steered the curricle onto a fairly deserted lane.’


Mid 18th century from Latin curriculum ‘course, racing chariot’, from currere ‘to run’.