Jaunting
Jaunt Jaunt, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jaunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jaunting}.] [Cf. Scot. jaunder to ramble, jaunt to taunt, jeer, dial. Sw. ganta to play the buffoon, romp, jest; perh. akin to E. jump. Cf. {Jaunce}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion. [1913 Webster]

2. To ride on a jaunting car. [1913 Webster]

{Jaunting car}, a kind of low-set open vehicle, used in Ireland, in which the passengers ride sidewise, sitting back to back. [Written also {jaunty car}.] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jaunting — jauntˈing adjective 1. Strolling 2. Making an excursion • • • Main Entry: ↑jaunt …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Jaunting-car — A Jaunting car is a light two wheeled carriage for a single horse, in its commonest form with seats for four persons placed back to back, with the foot boards projecting over the wheels. It was the typical conveyance for persons in Ireland at one …   Wikipedia

  • jaunting car — noun Date: 1801 a light 2 wheeled open horse drawn vehicle used especially in Ireland with lengthwise seats placed face to face or back to back …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jaunting car — a light, two wheeled, one horse cart, once common in Ireland, having two seats set back to back, with a perch in front for the driver. [1795 1805] * * * ▪ carriage also called  jaunty car , or  sidecar   two wheeled, open vehicle, popular in… …   Universalium

  • jaunting car — noun A kind of low set horse drawn open vehicle, used in Ireland, in which the passengers ride sidewise, sitting back to back …   Wiktionary

  • jaunting car — jaunt·ing car || dʒɔːntɪŋ‚kɑː(r) n. small carriage drawn by horse with passengers sitting back to back that was used in the past for tourist excursions in Ireland …   English contemporary dictionary

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