[ koo-pey or for 1, 5, koop ]
/ kuˈpeɪ or for 1, 5, kup /
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.
Words nearby coupé
Also coupe (for defs 1–3).
Origin of coupé
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for coupé (1 of 2)
/ (ˈkuːpeɪ) /
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
C19: from French, short for carosse coupé, literally: cut-off carriage, from couper to cut, from coup blow, stroke
British Dictionary definitions for coupé (2 of 2)
/ (kuːp) /
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
C19: from French: goblet, cup
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