- A horse-drawn, and then later, motorized omnibus with open sides, and often, no roof.
Etymology: From char-í-bancs, a carriage with benches
- The cumbersome though finely painted of the late James style is pulled swaying along by a frisky pony of a plot farcical and romantic. " John Updike, "Late Works", The New Yorker, Aug 7 & 14, 2006, p.70.
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