Cou`pé" (k??`p?"), n. [F., fr. coupé, p. p. of couper to cut. See Coppice.]
The front compartment of a French diligence; also, the front compartment (usually for three persons) of a car or carriage on British railways.
A four-wheeled close carriage for two persons inside, with an outside seat for the driver; -- so called because giving the appearance of a larger carriage cut off.
© Webster 1913.