- a short, four-wheeled, closed carriage, usually with a single seat for two passengers and an outside seat for the driver.
- the end compartment in a European diligence or railroad car.
- Ballet. an intermediary step to transfer the weight from one foot to the other.
- (in Continental heraldry) party per fess.
- coupe1(def 1).
Origin of coupé
- Also called: fixed-head coupé a four-seater car with a fixed roof, a sloping back, and usually two doorsCompare drophead coupé
- a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with two seats inside and one outside for the driver
- an end compartment in a European railway carriage with seats on one side only
Word Origin for coupé
- a dessert of fruit and ice cream, usually served in a glass goblet
- a dish or stemmed glass bowl designed for this dessert
Word Origin for coupe
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.