car·i·ole also car·ri·ole (kărē-ōl′)
1. A small, open, two- or four-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse.
2. A light, often covered cart.
[French carriole, from Old Provençal carriola, diminutive of carri, chariot, from Latin carrus, a Gallic type of wagon; see kers- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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