- a light, four-wheeled carriage of the 19th cent. drawn by one or two horses, with front and back seats and, usually, a folding top for the front
- an early type of gasoline automobile somewhat resembling such a carriage; also, later, a touring car
Origin of phaetonFrench phaéton from Classical Latin Phaethon: see Phaëthon
- A light, four-wheeled open carriage, usually drawn by a pair of horses.
- A touring car.
Origin of phaetonFrench phaéton from Phaeton Phaethon from Old French from Latin Phaethōn ; see Phaëthon .
- Alternative form of PhaÃ«thon.