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A light, open, horse-drawn carriage with one seat and two or four wheels.
[After the Reverend Fitzroy Stanhope (1787-1864), British clergyman.]
(Automotive Engineering) a light one-seater carriage with two or four wheels
[C18: named after Fitzroy Stanhope (1787–1864), English clergyman for whom it was first built]
1. (Biography) Charles, 3rd Earl. 1753–1816, British radical politician and scientist. His inventions included two calculating machines, a microscope lens, and a stereotyping machine
2. (Biography) his grandfather, James, 1st Earl. 1673–1721, British soldier and statesman; George I's chief minister (1717–21). He fought under Marlborough in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–14) and negotiated the Triple Alliance with France and Holland (1717)
stan•hope(ˈstænˌhoʊp, ˈstæn əp)
a light, open, one-seated, horse-drawn carriage with two or four wheels.
[1795–1805; after Fitzroy Stanhope (1787–1864), British clergyman]