A small four-wheeled carriage for public hire.‘The fiacre started off at a rapid pace.’
taxi, cab, taxi cab, minicab, hackney cab
- ‘You will await in there with a fiacre and take me to the king.’
Late 17th century from French, named after the Hôtel de St Fiacre in Paris, where such vehicles were first hired out.
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