- a sleeping berth in a passenger compartment that can be collapsed to form a benchlike seat for daytime use.
- a compartment containing such berths.
Origin of couchette
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- a bed in a railway carriage, esp one converted from seats
Word Origin for couchette
C20: from French, diminutive of couche bed
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