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

[After the Reverend Fitzroy Stanhope (1787-1864), British clergyman.]
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(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)
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(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]
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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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One day in the ring, Rawdon's stanhope came in sight; Rebecca was seated by him.
When the carriages met again, he stood up in his stanhope; he raised his hand ready to doff his hat; he looked with all his eyes.
The vehicle was not exactly a gig, neither was it a stanhope. It was not what is currently denominated a dog-cart, neither was it a taxed cart, nor a chaise-cart, nor a guillotined cabriolet; and yet it had something of the character of each and every of these machines.
William MacLean is alleged to have made threats towards the woman at the address in Stanhope Place before repeatedly punching her on the head and biting her on the body.
Sandwell Council has asked for funding from the Black Country Local Enterprise (BCLEP) to help reclaim sites in Stanhope Road, Smethwick, and King Street and Mounts Road in Wednesbury to build 65 houses.
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"What's new is that this is an impressive group of scientists with vast experience in nutrition and metabolism agreeing with the conclusion that sugar-sweetened beverages increase cardiometabolic risk factors compared to equal amounts of starch," said lead author Kimber Stanhope.