Definition of jaunting car in English:

jaunting car


  • A light two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle formerly used in Ireland.

    • ‘Too timid to try mountain-biking of a horse ride, I choose to walk through arched boughs as traditional jaunting cars - a first cousin to our jutkas - drawn by shaggy ponies, trot by.’
    • ‘The tourist season is nearly upon us yet again and one local man, Arthur McGuigan, is already in full swing ferrying tourists around the Village in his charming jaunting car.’
    • ‘A trip by jaunting car is an ideal way to experience some of the 25,000 acre Killarney National Park.’
    • ‘Running since Victorian times, small horse carts called jaunting cars are a great way of viewing the National Park.’
    • ‘The jaunting cars are the traditional horse & cart buggies used as a form of travel in Ireland before the invention of the automobile.’