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charabanc Explained

charabanc at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] BrE old-fashioned [Date: 1800-1900; Language: French; Origin: char-a-bancs 'carriage with benches']// a large comfortable bus used for pleasure trips//

charabanc at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
(old-fashioned, BrE) an early type of bus, used in the past especially for pleasure trips

charabanc at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

charabanc
n : a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public
transport; "he always rode the bus to work" [syn: {bus},
{autobus}, {coach}, {double-decker}, {jitney}, {motorbus},
{motorcoach}, {omnibus}]

charabanc at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
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Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » char-à-bancs||a carriage with benches|lang=fr

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈʃæ.ɹə.bæŋ(k)/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"S{.r@.b{N(k)/

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • A horse-drawn, and then later, motorized omnibus with open sides, and often, no roof.
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1931|author=Category: w - :John Palmer (author)|Francis Beeding


    |title=Death Walks in Eastrepps
    |chapter=2/2|url=http://openlibrary.org/works/OL6342782W
    |passage=A little further on, to the right, was a large garage, where the charabancs stood, half in and half out of the yard.
    1. : The cumbersome though finely painted charabanc of the late James style is pulled swaying along by a frisky pony of a plot farcical and romantic. — John Updike, "Late Works", The New Yorker, Aug 7 & 14, 2006, p.70.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » a horse-drawn, and then later, motorized omnibus with open sides, and often, no roof

  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|charabanc|c
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|шарабан|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|charabang|c


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    References

    * World Wide Words

    Danish

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » fr|da Inter: term » char-à-bancs||a carriage with benches|lang=fr.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /sjarəbanɡ/|ɕɑɑˈb̥ɑŋ|lang=da

    Noun

    Inter: da-noun » en|er|sg-def-2=charabanc'en|pl-indef-2=charabanc'er
  • charabanc

    Inflection

    Inter: da-noun-infl » en|er|sg-def-2=charabanc'en|pl-indef-2=charabanc'er|pl-def-2=charabanc'erne

  • Translation: et » charabanc
    Translation: io » charabanc
    Translation: my » charabanc
    Translation: ru » charabanc
    Translation: vi » charabanc
    Translation: zh » charabanc