One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in South Asia) a horse-drawn carriage available for hire.
- ‘Originally serving to shelter the gharries of the well-to-do, it was later converted for pedestrians with steps added to it.’
- ‘On holidays, the gharries are so popular that long lines of people can be seen waiting for a ride.’
- ‘In the late 1950's he remembers sitting up on what was called ‘the ride’ above the road in those days and watching the gharries drawn by horses go by.’
- ‘He made no other movement, no gesture, no sign, and remained facing in the new direction after the gharry had swung out of sight.’
- ‘While some gharries are owned by their drivers, others are rented from entrepreneurs.’
From Hindi gāṛī.
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