[fee-ah-ker, -ahk; French fya-kruh]
- a small horse-drawn carriage.
Origin of fiacre
1690–1700; < French; after the Hotel de St. Fiacre in Paris, where such carriages were first for hire
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Examples from the Web for fiacre
There was the tram line, if m'sieur did not care to take a fiacre.
To his way of thinking the behavior of the fiacre was quite unaccountable.
He then sent him on, in the carriage; and he, with the bag I have mentioned, got into the fiacre.The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
From that moment all Paris was informed of the adventure of the fiacre.
He asked us to send him the first fiacre we met on our way to town.The Arrow of Gold
- a small four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, usually with a folding roof
C17: named after the Hotel de St Fiacre, Paris, where these vehicles were first hired out
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