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coup de grâce blow of mercy (French); a death blow or any finishing or decisive stroke or event.
coup de main blow from the hand (French); a surprise attack or sudden action against an enemy.
coup d'état a sudden surprise overthrow of a government, accomplished through political means or, more often, by force.
coupé a four-wheeled carriage with an enclosed area for two passengers and an exposed driver's seat. [2 definitions]
coupe a two-door automobile that is smaller than a sedan. [2 definitions]
couple two of the same kind of thing or of related things considered together. [6 definitions]
coupler a person or device that couples or joins. [2 definitions]
couplet two successive lines of poetry that usu. rhyme and have the same meter, and often form a single unit of meaning.
coupling the act or process of joining; the forming of a couple; pairing; copulating. [2 definitions]
coupon a small printed slip of paper that entitles the bearer to something of value or potential, such as a discount or a chance in a sweepstakes. [3 definitions]
courage the quality of will that enables a person to confront fear or danger regardless of the consequences; bravery.
courageous characterized by bravery or courage.
courgette (chiefly British) a cucumber-shaped vegetable with a smooth, dark green rind; a zucchini.
courier someone who delivers messages, packages, and the like, esp. for a government, military organization, or business.
course progression; movement. [10 definitions]
courser1 someone who participates in the sport of chasing game with dogs. [2 definitions]
courser2 a fast, spirited horse.
court an open space, usu. adjacent to a building, that is wholly or partially enclosed; courtyard. [9 definitions]
court-bouillon a broth made from fish or seafood, cooked in wine or water with vegetables and herbs, and used in fish dishes, soups, and the like.
courteous displaying or marked by politeness, good manners, or graciousness toward other people.
courtesan a female prostitute, esp. a mistress or sexual partner of a wealthy or high-ranking man.