phaeton

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Phaeton \Pha"["e]*ton\ (f[=a]"[-e]*t[o^]n), noun [F. pha['e]ton a kind of carriage, fr. Pha['e]thon Pha["e]thon, the son of Helios. See {Pha["e]thon}.]

1. 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.

2. See {Pha["e]thon}.

3. (Zool.) A handsome American butterfly ({Euphydryas Pha["e]ton} syn. {Melit[ae]a Pha["e]ton}). 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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

phaeton

noun

1: large open car seating four with folding top [syn: {touring car}, {phaeton}, {tourer}]


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