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1Roman History. A comfortable chariot used by women and in sacred rites.
2A type of low, open carriage, fashionable in the early 19th cent. Now historical.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Higgins (b. c1544), poet and linguist. From classical Latin pīlentum a type of chariot.
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