from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small hackney carriage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small carriage for hire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of French hackney coach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small four-wheeled carriage for hire; a hackney-coach.
French, after the Hôtel de Saint Fiacre in Paris.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French fiacre. From Hotel Saint-Fiacre named after Irish saint Fiacre. (Wiktionary)