What does the French word "coupe", used for two-door automobiles, literally mean?

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French coupe is a noun use of past par­tici­ple of couper "to cut". Since the early 19 century it was used for carrosse coupe "cut-off car­riage," a shorter version of the berlin (old type of four-wheeled covered car­riage), minus the back seat. The name was first applied to closed two-door au­to­mo­biles 1908.

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