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n. Chiefly British
A bus typically used for sightseeing, originally open and pulled by horses.
[From French char à bancs : char, coach, carriage (from Old French, cart; see chariot) + à, with (from Latin ad, toward; see ad-) + bancs, benches, pl. of banc (from Old French; see bank3).]
charabanc(ˈʃærəˌbæŋ; French ʃarabɑ̃)
(Automotive Engineering) obsolete Brit a motor coach, esp one used for sightseeing tours
[C19: from French char-à-bancs, wagon with seats]
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|Noun||1.||charabanc - a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; "he always rode the bus to work"|
minibus - a light bus (4 to 10 passengers)
public transport - conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
roof - protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
school bus - a bus used to transport children to or from school
trackless trolley, trolley coach, trolleybus - a passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires
window - a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened
fleet - group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership