Definition of Couchette

1. Noun. A compartment on a European passenger train; contains 4 to 6 berths for sleeping.

Generic synonyms: Compartment
Group relationships: Passenger Train



Definition of Couchette

1. Noun. A compartment on a passenger train having berths for sleeping. ¹

2. Noun. A berth in such a compartment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Couchette

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Couchette

couch surfed
couch surfing
couch surfs
couchancy
couchant
couchant(ip)
couchbound
couche
couched
couchedness
couchee
couchees
coucher
couchers
couches
couchette (current term)
couchettes
couching
couching needle
couchings
couchless
couchlike
couchside
coude
coude system
coude telescope
coudee
coudees

Literary usage of Couchette

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1. At West Point: A Practical Course in Speaking and Writing French by Charles Fletcher Martin, George Moor Russell (1918)
"... that umbrella belongs to me ce parapluie est à moi bent pp faussé-e berth couchette /.; upper — couchette du haut; lower — couchette du bas best adj. le ..."

2. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"Cotgrave translates mignon de couchette, "a carpet knight, one that ever loves to be in women's chambers." See in couchette. ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"... at queen Mary's accession. It was also perfectly current as a term of great contempt. Cotgrave translates mit/non de couchette, " a cat-pet ..."

4. Annual Conference Proceedings of the American Library Association by American Library Association. Conference, American Library Association (1919)
"I occupied a couchette. The couchette is exactly the kind of sleeping-car the Spartans would have had, if they had had any. In the morning we arrived at the ..."

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