couchette

couchette

[koo-shet]
noun Railroads.
1.
a sleeping berth in a passenger compartment that can be collapsed to form a benchlike seat for daytime use.
2.
a compartment containing such berths.

Origin:
< French; see couch, -ette

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couchette (kuːˈʃɛt)
 
n
a bed in a railway carriage, esp one converted from seats
 
[C20: from French, diminutive of couche bed]

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