from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light, four-wheeled open carriage, usually drawn by a pair of horses.
- n. A touring car.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a light four-wheeled open carriage drawn by four horses
- n. a large open touring motorcar with a folding top
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A four-wheeled carriage (with or without a top), open, or having no side pieces, in front of the seat. It is drawn by one or two horses.
- n. See Phaëthon.
- n. A handsome American butterfly (Euphydryas Phaëton syn. Melitæa Phaëton). The upper side of the wings is black, with orange-red spots and marginal crescents, and several rows of cream-colored spots; -- called also Baltimore.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A high open four-wheeled carriage: as, a park phaëton; a mail phaëton. See cut on following page.
- n. A low open four-wheeled carriage, drawn by one or two horses: as, a pony-phaëton.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In ornithology, same as Phaëthon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large open car seating four with folding top
French phaéton, from Phaeton, Phaethon, from Old French, from Latin Phaethōn; see Phaëthon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)