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stan·hope

 (stăn′hōp′, stăn′əp)
n.
A light, open, horse-drawn carriage with one seat and two or four wheels.

[After the Reverend Fitzroy Stanhope (1787-1864), British clergyman.]

stanhope

(ˈstænəp)
n
(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]

Stanhope

(ˈstænəp)
n
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)

n.
a light, open, one-seated, horse-drawn carriage with two or four wheels.
[1795–1805; after Fitzroy Stanhope (1787–1864), British clergyman]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stanhope - a light open horse-drawn carriage with two or four wheels and one seat
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
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