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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Medieval Italian large wheeled vehicle used as a rallying point for armies in battle.

Usage examples (3)
  • Under Archbishop Heribert (1018–45) the carroccio (arc of municipal patriotism) was set up; expansion in the Lombard plain began (reduction of Lodi, Como, Pavia).
  • Heribert introduced the famous carroccio as the military insignia of
  • Naturally enough, but very unwisely, the Florentine Ghibellines declined to take part in this battle; whereupon the people, returning flushed with victory, drove them all out,... for more
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