Coupe



[koop] /kup/

noun
1.
Also, coupé. a closed, two-door car shorter than a sedan of the same model.
2.
(defs 1–3).
[koop] /kup/
noun
1.
ice cream or sherbet mixed or topped with fruit, liqueur, whipped cream, etc.
2.
a glass container for serving such a dessert, usually having a stem and a wide, deep bowl.
3.
any rimless plate.
[koo-pey or for 1, 5, koop] /kuˈpeɪ or for 1, 5, kup/
noun
1.
a short, four-wheeled, closed carriage, usually with a single seat for two passengers and an outside seat for the driver.
2.
the end compartment in a European diligence or railroad car.
3.
Ballet. an intermediary step to transfer the weight from one foot to the other.
4.
(in Continental heraldry) party per fess.
5.
1 (def 1).
/kuːp/
noun
1.
a dessert of fruit and ice cream, usually served in a glass goblet
2.
a dish or stemmed glass bowl designed for this dessert
/ˈkuːpeɪ/
noun
1.
Also called fixed-head coupé. a four-seater car with a fixed roof, a sloping back, and usually two doors Compare drophead coupé
2.
a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with two seats inside and one outside for the driver
3.
an end compartment in a European railway carriage with seats on one side only
n.

1834, from French coupe (18c.), noun use of past participle of couper “to cut (in half);” see coup. Modern use is from early 19c. carrosse coupe “cut-off carriage,” a shorter version of the berlin, minus the back seat. First applied to closed two-door automobiles 1908.

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