- sedan chair
- ⌂ an automobile with two or four doors, a permanent rigid top, and a full-sized rear seat
Origin of sedanuncertain or unknown; perhaps coined (1634) by Sir S. Duncombe, Eng holder of the patent, probably ; from Italian sedente, sitting ; from sedere, to sit ; from L: see sit
city in N France, on the Meuse River: scene of a decisive French defeat (1870) in the Franco-Prussian War
- A closed automobile having two or four doors and a front and rear seat.
- A portable enclosed chair for one person, having poles in the front and rear and carried by two other people. Also called sedan chair.
Origin of sedanOrigin unknown.
A town of northeast France on the Meuse River near the Belgian border. It was the site of the decisive defeat and surrender of Napoleon III (September 2, 1870) in the Franco-Prussian War.
- An enclosed windowed chair suitable for a single occupant, carried by at least two porters, in equal numbers in front and behind, using wooden rails that passed through metal brackets on the sides of the chair.
- (US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand) A motorcar designed in a configuration with separate compartments for engine space, driver/passenger space and luggage space.