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Definition of "phaeton" [pha•ë•ton]

  • A light, four-wheeled open carriage, usually drawn by a pair of horses. (noun)
  • A touring car. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "phaeton" in a sentence
  • "Our phaeton was a small, white, swan-shaped carriage, ornamented with golden designs, and propelled by a galvanic battery in the graceful swan-head, which at my request took the place of the ordinary steed."
  • "The phaeton was a very handsome affair; the horses arched their necks and lifted up their legs as if they knew they belonged to Doctors’ Commons."
  • "The phaeton was a very handsome affair; the horses arched their necks and lifted up their legs as if they knew they belonged to Doctors 'Commons."