fiacre

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

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

noun
  1. 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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