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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barouchenoun

    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


  1. barouchenoun

    Four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with collapsible half-hood, two double seats facing each other, and an outside seat for the driver.

  2. Etymology: From dialectal Barutsche, from baroccio, from *birotium < birotus, from bi- + rota. Though Frenchified in English, the word was not of French origin.


  1. Barouche

    A barouche is a large, open, four-wheeled carriage, both heavy and luxurious, drawn by two horses. It was fashionable throughout the 19th century. Its body provides seats for four passengers, two back-seat passengers vis-à-vis two behind the coachman's high box-seat. A leather roof can be raised to give back-seat passengers some protection from the weather.


  1. barouche

    A barouche is a type of horse-drawn carriage popular in the 19th century. It is characterized by having four wheels, a folding hood, and seating for four passengers with an open front and a roof at the back. The carriage typically has a pair of high, outward-facing seats and was typically driven by a coachman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barouchenoun

    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


  1. Barouche

    A barouche was a fashionable type of horse-drawn carriage in the 19th century. Developed from the calash of the 18th century, it was a four-wheeled, shallow vehicle with two double seats inside, arranged vis-à-vis, so that the sitters on the front seat faced those on the back seat. It had a soft collapsible half-hood folding like a bellows over the back seat and a high outside box seat in front for the driver. The entire carriage was suspended on C springs. It was drawn by a pair of high-quality horses and was used principally for leisure driving in the summer. A light barouche was a barouchet or barouchette. A barouche-sociable was described as a cross between a barouche and a victoria. The word barouche is an anglicisation of the German word barutsche, via the Italian baroccio or biroccio and ultimately from the Latin birotus, "two-wheeled". The name thus became a misnomer, as the later form of the carriage had four wheels.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Barouche

    ba-rōōsh′, n. a double-seated four-wheeled carriage with a falling top. [It. baroccio—L. birotus, two-wheeled, from bis, twice, rota, a wheel.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barouche in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barouche in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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