limousine[lim′ə zēn′, lim′ə zēn′]
- a former kind of automobile with a closed compartment seating three or more passengers and the top extended forward over the driver's seat
- any large, luxurious sedan, esp. one driven by a chauffeur and with a glass partition separating the driver and passengers
- ☆ a buslike sedan used to carry passengers to or from an airport, train station, etc.
Origin: Fr, literally , cloak, cape: from the costume worn inch(es) Limousin
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- Any of various large passenger vehicles, especially a luxurious automobile usually driven by a chauffeur and sometimes having a partition separating the passenger compartment from the driver's seat.
- A van or small bus used to carry passengers on a regular route, as between an airport and a downtown area.
Origin: French, perhaps after Limousin.