Part of speech: noun
Origin: English, late 19th century
A light four-wheeled carriage with two seats facing forward.
Examples of Surrey in a sentence
"The old surrey is still out there behind the barn."
"I'm looking for a picture of a surrey with two black horses."
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You can call it a buggy, but a surrey is a particular type of horsedrawn carriage. It has four wheels and two seats, capable of carrying four passengers. The name comes from the British county of Surrey, where the cart was originally invented.
Did you Know?
Broadway fans will surely be familiar with the tune "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "Oklahoma!" When handsome cowboy Curley wants to take a girl for a ride in a surrey, "Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry."