- an open horse-drawn carriage, especially in Russia
Etymology: From Russian Ñ (plural), diminutive of Ñ "wagon, hearse", plural of Ñ "centre pole of a carriage".
- 1973: Was Tchitcherine there at all? sitting back in the dingy room while the lift cables slapped and creaked through the walls, and down in the street, rarely enough to matter, a rattled whip-snapping over these black old cobbles? " Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
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