fiacre

[ fee-ah-ker, -ahk; French fya-kruh ]
/ fiˈɑ kər, -ˈɑk; French ˈfya krə /

noun, plural fi·a·cres [fee-ah-kerz, -ahks; French fya-kruh] /fiˈɑ kərz, -ˈɑks; French ˈfya krə/.

a small horse-drawn carriage.

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Origin of fiacre

1690–1700; < French; after the Hotel de St. Fiacre in Paris, where such carriages were first for hire

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fiacre
/ (fɪˈɑːkrə) /

noun

a small four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, usually with a folding roof

Word Origin for fiacre

C17: named after the Hotel de St Fiacre, Paris, where these vehicles were first hired out
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