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See also: Voiture and voituré



From French voiture. Doublet of vecture and vettura.



voiture (plural voitures)

  1. A carriage; a vehicle, now chiefly in French contexts.
    • 1748, [Samuel Richardson], “Letter CXIII”, in Clarissa. Or, The History of a Young Lady: [], volume VII, London: [] S[amuel] Richardson;  [], →OCLC, page 414:
      The voiture proceeded ſlowly with my Chevalier; []
    • 1751, [Tobias] Smollett, chapter 88, in The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle [], volume III, London: Harrison and Co., [], →OCLC:
      Having consulted with my friends, about the safest method of travelling through Flanders, I was persuaded to take places in the public Voiture [] .
    • 1834, Michael Scott, Tom Cringle's Log, volume 1, page 33:
      When the voiture stopped in the village, there seemed to be a nonplusation, to coin a word for the nonce, between my friend and his sisters.
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 101
      As in a stupor, forging headlong forward she was overtaken in the vicinity of Valopolis by the evening voiture of Madame Mimosa, the lady's monogram, "Kiki," wreathed in true-love-knots, emblazoning triply the doors and rear.




Inherited from Old French voiture, from Latin vectūra.


  • IPA(key): /vwa.tyʁ/
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voiture f (plural voitures)

  1. car (motorized vehicle)
    Synonyms: bagnole, caisse Synonym: (Quebec) char
  2. (historical) car (wheeled vehicle usually pulled by a horse)
  3. car (wagon)

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