cou·pé | \ sense 1 is kü-ˈpā, sense 2 is ˈküp, kü-ˈpā \
variants: or coupe

Definition of coupé 

1 : a four-wheeled closed horse-drawn carriage for two persons inside with an outside seat for the driver in front

2 usually coupe : a 2-door automobile often seating only two persons also : one with a tight-spaced rear seat — compare sedan

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Other specs include a transmission supplied by Ferrari NV, an aluminum frame and the option of a coupe or open-top version. Fortune, "Maserati: 'It May Look Like We Are Targeting Tesla: We Are'," 1 June 2018 The four-seat, four-door coupe is the latest in the brand’s high-performance AMG line. Hannah Elliott,, "The Best Cars of the Geneva Motor Show, in Pictures," 7 Mar. 2018 The sporty Buick Cascada convertible coupe, which went on sale in 2016, drew new customers to the brand, Brook said. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "The GM brand that nearly died and the unlikely buyers saving it," 27 June 2018 That's powerful enough to move the 15.9-foot-long, 4,478-pound coupe from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "BMW reveals all-new 8-Series Coupe: 523 horsepower and 155 mph," 15 June 2018 The company will introduce seven new models by 2022—one of them the 8C coupe, named after the 8C Competizione, produced from 2007 to 2010, and modeled after other race cars from the 1920s and 1930s. Erin Corbett, Fortune, "Here's What We Know So Far About The New Alfa Romeo 8C Supercar," 4 June 2018 Soon there were Corvair coupes, sedans, station wagons, vans, even a pickup. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "Once Controversial, This ’65 Chevy Survives," 24 Apr. 2018 The Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Camaros start at $39,290 for the 2LT coupe with 2.0-liter four-cylinder and Tremec manual six-speed gearbox. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Big boys’ toys: Camaro special edition pays tribute to iconic Hot Wheels," 9 June 2018 Traditional sedans and coupes that were already in the product pipeline, including the flagship CT6, proceeded on course. Lawrence Ulrich, New York Times, "Cadillac Makes Great Cars. Too Bad Americans Want S.U.V.s.," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of coupé

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coupé

French coupé, from past participle of couper to cut, strike

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variants: or coupe \kü-ˈpā, 2 is often ˈküp \

Kids Definition of coupé

1 : a carriage with four wheels and an enclosed body seating two persons and with an outside seat for the driver in front

2 : an enclosed two-door automobile for two persons

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