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Definition of carriage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a road vehicle, usually with four wheels, that is pulled by one or more horses, and was used in the past to carry people a horse-drawn carriage
  2. 2[countable] a moving part of a machine that supports or moves another part, for example on a typewriter
  3. 3[singular] (old-fashioned) the way in which someone holds and moves their head and body synonym bearing She showed her pedigree on her face and in her carriage. see also baby carriage, undercarriage
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: carriage