from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light, open, horse-drawn carriage with one seat and two or four wheels.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A gig, buggy or light phaeton, typically with a high seat and closed back.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light two-wheeled, or sometimes four-wheeled, carriage, without a top; -- so called from Lord Stanhope, for whom it was contrived.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light two-wheeled carriage without a top.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light open horse-drawn carriage with two or four wheels and one seat
After the Reverend Fitzroy Stanhope (1787-1864), British clergyman.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Stanhope ("a surname"). Named after Captain Hon. Henry Fitzroy Stanhope, for whom it was first built. (Wiktionary)