A four-wheeled carriage with a collapsible top, two double seats inside facing each other, and a box seat outside in front for the driver.
[German Barutsche, from Italian biroccio, from Vulgar Latin *birotium, from Late Latin birotus, two-wheeled : Latin bi-, bi-; see dwo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + Latin rota, wheel; see ret- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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