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



BrE BrE//ˈʃærəbæŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃærəbæŋ//
(old-fashioned, British English)
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an early type of bus, used in the past especially for pleasure trips Word Origin early 19th cent.: from French char-à-bancs ‘carriage with benches’ (the original horse-drawn charabancs having rows of bench seats).