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car·riage / ˈkarij/ • n. 1. a means of conveyance, in particular: ∎  a four-wheeled passenger vehicle pulled by two or more horses: a horse-drawn carriage. ∎ a baby carriage. ∎ a shopping cart. ∎  a wheeled support for moving a heavy object such as a gun. ∎  Brit. a passenger car of a train: the first-class carriages. 2. the transporting of items or merchandise from one place to another. ∎  the cost of such a procedure. 3. a moving part of a machine that carries other parts into the required position: a typewriter carriage. 4. [in sing.] a person's bearing or deportment: her carriage was graceful.

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carriage conveyance, transport XIV; means of conveyance, vehicle XV; manner of carrying oneself, bearing XVI. — ONF. cariage, f. carier CARRY; see -AGE.

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carriage. Timber framework on which the steps of a staircase are supported. One such rough-string is called a carriage-piece.

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