Stanhope definition

stănhōp, stănəp
A light, open, horse-drawn carriage with one seat and two or four wheels.
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A light, open carriage drawn by one horse, with two low wheels and one seat, popular in 19th-cent. England and the U.S.
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A gig, buggy or light phaeton, typically with a high seat and closed back.
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Noun

Singular:
stanhope
Plural:
stanhopes

Origin of stanhope

  • After the Reverend Fitzroy Stanhope (1787–1864), British clergyman

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Stanhope (“a surname"). Named after Captain Hon. Henry Fitzroy Stanhope, for whom it was first built.

    From Wiktionary