Meaning of couchette

cou•chette

Pronunciation: (k-shet'), [key]
— n. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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