One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A four-wheeled horse-drawn pleasure vehicle, typically open, with facing side seats and one or two seats arranged crosswise in front.
- ‘Mr Smith had 30 horses, which were stabled on the upper floor of the building, and a fleet of wagonettes, gigs, landaus, hearses, wedding and mourning coaches, which entered by a ramp at the front entrance.’
- ‘He had a wagonette and pair of horses and took the family on all-day picnics.’
- ‘Even after the stagecoach era - until the 1920s - it was the starting point for horse-drawn wagonette outings.’
- ‘On his expeditions Major Thomas Mitchell travelled with carts or drays, and in 1836 he had a four-wheeled wagonette to carry a portable boat.’
- ‘Mr Thornber said in its early days teams would travel to away matches in waggonettes, with the driver under instructions to make a speedy getaway if the team won.’
- ‘Holmes and I left the wagonette and proceeded by foot to this field, careful to avoid some of the deep muddy tracks left by the cattle that shared the field.’
- ‘Mr Newbould can recall the introduction of trolley buses, the trains running through to Otley and even horse-drawn wagonettes.’
- ‘Mrs Henry Harwood, of Rivington, kindly had the children conveyed from Rivington to the car terminus at Horwich in wagonettes.’
- ‘We did try to float the idea that they should be allowed a wagonette pulled by shire horses and have them inside, but it's a marching parade.’
- ‘The organisers are looking for old type traps, such as were on display at the Agricultural Shows that were held years ago, as well as gigs, old horse or donkey carts, wagonettes and carriages etc.’
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