from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. A motorcar designed in a configuration with separate compartments for engine space, driver/passenger space and luggage space.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person, -- usually borne on poles by two men. Called also sedan chair.

from The 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.
  • n. A hand-barrow with a deep basket-like bottom made of barrel-hoops, used to carry fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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