Definition of Phaeton

1. Noun. Large open car seating four with folding top.

Exact synonyms: Tourer, Touring Car
Generic synonyms: Auto, Automobile, Car, Machine, Motorcar



Definition of Phaeton

1. Proper noun. (alternative form of Phaëthon) ¹

2. Proper noun. (alternative form of Phaëthon) ¹

3. Noun. (vehicles) a light four-wheeled open carriage drawn by four horses ¹

4. Noun. (automotive) a large open touring motorcar with a folding top ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phaeton

1. a light carriage [n -S]

Medical Definition of Phaeton

1. 1. A four-wheeled carriage (with or without a top), open, or having no side pieces, in front of the seat. It is drawn by one or two horses. 2. See Phaethon. 3. A handsome American butterfly (Euphydryas, or Melitaea, Phaeton). The upper side of the wings is black, with orange-red spots and marginal crescents, and several rows of cream-coloured spots; called also Baltimore. Origin: F. Phaeton a kind of carriage, fr. Phaethon Phaethon, the son of Helios. See Phaethon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phaeton

phaenomenon
phaeochromocytoma
phaeochromocytomas
phaeochromocytomata
phaeohyphomycosis
phaeomelanic
phaeomelanin
phaeomycotic cyst
phaeophyte
phaeophytes
phaeopigment
phaeopigments
phaeospore
phaeospores
phaethon
phaeton (current term)
phaetons
phage
phage integrase family
phage typing
phagedena
phagedena tropica
phagedenas
phagedenic
phagedenic gingivitis
phagedenic ulcer
phagedenical
phagedenous
phagemid
phages

Literary usage of Phaeton

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1881)
"far into some of the burning buildings," said phaeton. ... The lost brother being found, phaeton said the next thing to be done was to take home the bird he ..."

2. The Age of Fable; Or, Stories of Gods and Heroes by Thomas Bulfinch (1856)
"CHAPTER V. phaeton. phaeton was the son of Apollo and the nymph Cly- mene. One day a schoolfellow laughed at the idea of his being the son of the god, ..."

3. The Naval History of Great Britain: From the Declaration of War by France in by William James, Frederick Chamier (1837)
"At 5 PM, finding that the phaeton could not get alongside of the French frigate without warping, and that his boats would, ..."

4. Stories of Symphonic Music: A Guide to the Meaning of Important Symphonies by Lawrence Gilman (1907)
"The score has this preface: " phaeton has obtained leave to drive his father's, the Sun's, chariot through the heavens. But his unskilful hands lead the ..."

5. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"I shall not, however, adopt this name. Sp. 660. phaeton ... phaeton phoenicurus, Gould, Birds of Australia, fol., vol. vi i. pl. 73. ..."

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