American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A closed automobile having two or four doors and a front and rear seat.
- n. A portable enclosed chair for one person, having poles in the front and rear and carried by two other people. Also called sedan chair.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A covered chair serving as a vehicle for carrying one person who sits within it, the inclosure being therefore of much greater height than width: it is borne on two poles, which pass through rings secured to the sides, and usually by two bearers. These chairs were first introduced in western Europe in the sixteenth century (first seen in England in 1581, and regularly used there from 1634), but their use was greatly extended in the eighteenth century, when they were the common means of transportation for ladies and gentlemen in the cities of England and France. They were often elaborately decorated, with paintings by artists of note, panels of vernis Martin, and the like, and lined with elegant silks. Similar chairs, carried on the shoulders of two or more bearers, have long been in use in China.
- n. A hand-barrow with a deep basket-like bottom made of barrel-hoops, used to carry fish. It has been used since the eighteenth century to carry fish from the beach over the sand to the flakes.
- n. 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.
- n. US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand A motorcar designed in a configuration with separate compartments for engine space, driver/passenger space and luggage space.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person, -- usually borne on poles by two men. Called also
- n. a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors
- n. a closed litter for one passenger
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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