phaeton

noun
pha·eton | \ˈfā-ə-tən \

Definition of phaeton 

1 : any of various light four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicles

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Still, the industry used carriage types to describe its models, like phaeton (a light, open carriage), shooting brake (a carriage meant for gamekeepers and sportsmen) and cabriolet (a light carriage with a foldable hood drawn by one horse). James Schembari, New York Times, "Where Your Mercedes-Benz and Porsche Were Born," 4 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of phaeton

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for phaeton

Phaëthon

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