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fiacre

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

  • There was the tram line, if m'sieur did not care to take a fiacre.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • To his way of thinking the behavior of the fiacre was quite unaccountable.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • He then sent him on, in the carriage; and he, with the bag I have mentioned, got into the fiacre.

  • From that moment all Paris was informed of the adventure of the fiacre.

  • He asked us to send him the first fiacre we met on our way to town.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for fiacre

fiacre

noun
  1. a small four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, usually with a folding roof
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Word Origin

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