[ koo-shet ]
/ kuˈʃɛt /
a sleeping berth in a passenger compartment that can be collapsed to form a benchlike seat for daytime use.
a compartment containing such berths.
CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?
American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?
Words nearby couchette
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for couchette
/ (kuːˈʃɛt) /
a bed in a railway carriage, esp one converted from seats
Word Origin for couchette
C20: from French, diminutive of couche bed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012