Jaunting car
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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