☆ an automobile with two or four doors, a permanent rigid top, and a full-sized rear seat
? coined (1634) by Sir S. Duncombe, Eng holder of the patent, prob. < It sedente, sitting < sedere, to sit < L: see sit
city in N France, on the Meuse River: scene of a decisive French defeat (1870) in the Franco-Prussian War: pop. 22,000
See sedan in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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: Origin 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. Population: 20,300.