phaeton

[ fey-i-tn or, especially British, feyt-n ]
/ ˈfeɪ ɪ tn or, especially British, ˈfeɪt n /

noun

any of various light, four-wheeled carriages, with or without a top, having one or two seats facing forward, used in the 19th century.
a vintage automobile of the touring-car type.

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Origin of phaeton

1585–95; special use of Latin Phaetōn, variant of Phaethōn Phaëthon
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British Dictionary definitions for phaeton

phaeton
/ (ˈfeɪtən) /

noun

a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with or without a top, usually having two seats

Word Origin for phaeton

C18: from Phaëthon
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