Definition of “carriage” - English Dictionary

“carriage” in British English

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uk /ˈkær.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈker.ɪdʒ/

carriage noun (VEHICLE)

C2 [ C ] a vehicle with four wheels that is usually pulled by horses and was used mainly in the past:

a horse-drawn carriage

C1 [ C ] UK UK also coach, US car any of the separate parts of a train in which the passengers sit:

a railway carriage

More examples

  • The carriage at the end of the train was left stranded when the coupling broke.
  • The Queen's carriage headed the procession.
  • The horses were hitched to a shiny black carriage.
  • With every jar of the carriage, the children shrieked with excitement.

carriage noun (BODY MOVEMENT)

[ U ] formal the way in which a person moves or keeps their body when they are standing, sitting, or walking

(Definition of “carriage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“carriage” in American English

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us /ˈkær·ɪdʒ/

carriage noun (VEHICLE)

[ C ] a vehicle with four wheels pulled by a horse or horses

[ C ] A carriage is also a baby carriage.

carriage noun (POSITION)

[ U ] fml the way in which you hold your body when standing or moving around:

She had great stage presence and perfect carriage.

(Definition of “carriage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“carriage” in Business English

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carriagenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkærɪdʒ/ us TRANSPORT

UK the act or process of transporting goods:

If the carrier agrees to accept dangerous goods for carriage, such goods must be accompanied by a full declaration of their nature and contents.
It is essential that customers are aware of any conditions of carriage.

the cost of transporting goods:

The carriage for non-perishable items is £3.95.
You can buy a whole side of salmon for €30, including carriage.

(Definition of “carriage” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)