Definition of cabriolet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkæbriəʊleɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæbrioʊleɪ//
Types of vehicle
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a car with a roof that can be folded down or removed synonym convertible compare soft-top See related entries: Types of vehicle Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French, from cabriole ‘goat's leap’, from cabrioler, from Italian capriolare ‘to leap in the air’; so named because of the carriage's motion.