couchette definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
an inexpensive berth on a European train, consisting of a shelflike bed that folds down to allow passengers to sleep in their clothes: there are usually four couchettes in a first-class compartment and six in a second-class compartment
couchette definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A compartment on a European passenger train equipped with four to six berths for sleeping.
- A sleeping berth in one of these compartments.
Origin: French, diminutive of couche, bed, from Old French; see couch.