(in the Philippines) a light, two-wheeled covered vehicle, usually drawn by one horse.
Historical Examples

In rural places if a carromata driver cannot find a leather horse-collar, he improvises one of banana-leaf.
The Philippine Islands John Foreman

It was a cross between the carromata of the Philippines and a covered dog-cart.
Across the Equator Thomas H. Reid

He went downstairs, jumped into a carromata that was just rattling out of the court, and drove to the Intendencia.
Caybigan James Hopper

At a plaza he tried to hail a carromata, but the cochero whipped up his horse in a frenzy of distrust.
Caybigan James Hopper

The country cart is built something like the carromata and will accommodate four people.
The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch

The carromata wheels were iron-tired, and jolted—well, like Manila street carromatas of that day.
A Woman’s Impression of the Philippines Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee

He lives on the outskirts of the village, and we are soon with him in his carromata, speeding leisurely over the highway.
The Philippine Islands Ramon Reyes Lala

Since then a modification of the carromata and of another vehicle called calesin has been evolved.
A Woman’s Impression of the Philippines Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee

He did not enter its doors, but remained sitting in the carromata till she joined him.
A Woman’s Impression of the Philippines Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee


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