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Noun: herse
Usage: archaic
  1. A vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle
    - hearse
     
  2. A kind of gate or portcullis, having iron bars, like a harrow, studded with iron spikes. It is hung above gateways so that it may be quickly lowered, to impede the advance of an enemy

Derived forms: herses

Type of: automotive vehicle, motor vehicle

Encyclopedia: Herse