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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Musk also tweeted over the weekend that the new version of his Roadster two-door sports coupe will feature a SpaceX option, a nod to his rocket company. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Musk tells fans 'full self driving' Teslas are near, as investigators dig into Autopilot accidents," 11 June 2018 Lucci raps about buying a Maybach coupe, a suite in the Hilton and kicking it in London with Elba. Rachel George, Billboard, "YFN Lucci Previews New Music With Idris Elba," 10 Jan. 2018 Chill a coupe glass by filling it with ice water, and set aside. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best Drink to Make After a Breakup (and Other Purposeful Cocktails)," 22 Oct. 2018 The crossover would add to Mercedes’s growing line of lucrative top-end vehicles, such as this year’s gas-guzzling AMG GT four-door coupe, as the world’s biggest luxury-car maker seeks revenue to finance its expensive shift to battery technology. Fortune, "Mercedes-Benz Aims at Billionaires With New Maybach Crossover," 24 Apr. 2018 Things get a bit cramped in this four-seat coupe aft of the front buckets, especially in the headroom department. Al Haas,, "Lexus' fresh prince of grand touring: The LC 500," 25 Apr. 2018 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

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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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