American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A light, four-wheeled open carriage, usually drawn by a pair of horses.
- n. A touring car.
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.
- n. vehicles a light four-wheeled open carriage drawn by four horses
- n. automotive a large open touring motorcar with a folding top
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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. (Zoöl.) 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
- 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)
“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.”
“It may be briefly defined as a phaeton without springs.”
“Although provincial acting is not of the high class which conceals the art, this man's look beside him and behind him at vacant seats had incontestable evidence in support of his declaration, that the lady and gentleman had gone on by themselves: the phaeton was a box of flown birds.”
“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.”
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“The little basket-carriage in which Nina made her excursions, and which courtesy called a phaeton, would scarcely have been taken as a model at”
“As soon as he could get together the money -- and it was not long after he set about making others work for him -- he bought a buggy, a kind of phaeton, and a safe horse.”
“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’”
“Change into day dress and drive in a phaeton behind a matched pair to the Casino, or to shop.”
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