Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Sulky'
adj : sullen or moody [syn: huffish]
n : a light two-wheeled vehicle for one person; drawn by one
[also: sulkiest, sulkier]
- Sulky \Sulk"y\, a. [Compar. Sulkier; superl. Sulkiest.] [See
Sulkiness, and cf. Sulky, n.]
Moodly silent; sullen; sour; obstinate; morose; splenetic.
Syn: See Sullen.
- Sulky \Sulk"y\, n.; pl. Sulkies. [From Sulky, a.; -- so
called from the owner's desire of riding alone.]
A light two-wheeled carriage for a single person.
Note: Sulky is used adjectively in the names of several
agricultural machines drawn by horses to denote that
the machine is provided with wheels and a seat for the
driver; as, sulky plow; sulky harrow; sulky rake, etc.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Sulky'
A sulky is a lightweight cart having two wheels and a seat for the driver only but usually without a body, generally pulled by horses or dogs, and is used for harness races. The term is also used for a light stroller, an arch mounted on wheels or crawler tracks and used in logging, or other types of vehicle having wheels and usually a seat for the driver, such as a plough, lister or cultivator.
A sulky for horses is a lightweight two-wheeled, single-seat cart that is used as a form of rural transport in many parts of the world. A special development of this is now used in most forms of harness racing in Argentina, Australia, Canada, the United States and New Zealand, including both trotting and pacing races. They are called "sulkies" because of the driver must prefer to be alone[See more about Sulky at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]