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Sedan definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SEDAN', n. [L. sedeo; like L. esseda] A portable chair or cover vehicle for carrying a single person. It is borne on poles by two men.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors [syn: sedan, saloon]
2: a closed litter for one passenger [syn: sedan, sedan chair]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1635 1. a portable often covered chair that is designed to carry one person and that is borne on poles by two people 2. a. a 2- or 4-door automobile seating four or more persons and usually having a permanent top compare coupe b. a motorboat having one passenger compartment

Merriam Webster's

geographical name city NE France on the Meuse NE of Reims population 22,407

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 (in full sedan chair) an enclosed chair for conveying one person, carried between horizontal poles by two porters, common in the 17th-18th c. 2 US an enclosed motor car for four or more people. Etymology: perh. alt. f. It. dial., ult. f. L sella saddle f. sedere sit

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sedan Se*dan", n. [Said to be named from Sedan, in France, where it was first made, and whence it was introduced into England in the time of King Charles I.] A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person, -- usually borne on poles by two men. Called also sedan chair.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(sedans) A sedan is a car with seats for four or more people, a fixed roof, and a boot that is separate from the part of the car that you sit in. (AM; in BRIT, use saloon) N-COUNT


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