Definition of fiacre in English:

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fiacre

Pronunciation: /fēˈakrə/

noun (plural fiacres /-krə/ /-krəz/)

historical
A small four-wheeled carriage for public hire.
Example sentences
  • The fiacre started off at a rapid pace.
  • You will await in there with a fiacre and take me to the king.

Origin

Late 17th century: from French, named after the Hôtel de St. Fiacre in Paris, where such vehicles were first hired out.

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Syllabification: fi·a·cre

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