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
Recent Examples of coupé from the Web
Driving his 1941 Willys coupe, White ran an elapsed time of 6.71 seconds, eclipsing the five-year-old record of 6.73 set by Troy Owen.
Ford has an aging passenger car fleet at a time when overall demand for sedans and coupes, such as the Fusion, Focus, Fiesta and Mustang, have been sliding.
The coupe had a 326-cubic-inch V-8 and two-speed automatic transmission.
The supply bottleneck has hampered production of BMW’s 1- and 2-Series compacts as well as the 4-series coupe, while larger models including the flagship 7-Series sedan and BMW’s sport utility vehicles aren’t affected.
Double strain through a fine mesh strainer into a coupe glass.
According to Motor Authority, all 40 — 20 coupes and 20 roadsters — have been sold.
This is all well and good, but Scion has historically built cool-looking cars: the first-generation xB, the FR-S sports car, the xA coupe.
The sports coupe introduces neon taillights and a James Bondian double-door system – a conventional door opens to the front seats, or the entire side panel gull-wings upward to let four passengers dog-pile in.
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Origin and Etymology of coupé
French coupé, from past participle of couper to cut, strike
First Known Use: 1825
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