- 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
- 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 and History for coupé
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.