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1. A light, four-wheeled open carriage, usually drawn by a pair of horses.
2. A touring car.

[French phaéton, from Phaeton, Phaethon, from Old French, from Latin Phaethōn; see Phaëthon.]
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a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with or without a top, usually having two seats
[C18: from Phaëthon]
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(ˈfeɪ ɪ tn; esp. Brit. ˈfeɪt n)

1. a light, four-wheeled carriage used in the 19th century.
2. a vintage automobile of the touring-car type.
[1585–95; < Latin Phaetōn, variant of Phaethōn Phaëthon]
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A light four-wheeled carriage. Both sides of the carriage were open in front of the seats.
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Noun1.Phaeton - large open car seating four with folding topphaeton - large open car seating four with folding top
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
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