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couchette

[koo-shet] /kuˈʃɛt/
noun, Railroads.
1.
a sleeping berth in a passenger compartment that can be collapsed to form a benchlike seat for daytime use.
2.
a compartment containing such berths.
Origin of couchette
From French; See origin at couch, -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for couchette

couchette

/kuːˈʃɛt/
noun
1.
a bed in a railway carriage, esp one converted from seats
Word Origin
C20: from French, diminutive of couche bed
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