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  • n. A small litter or palanquin, seating a single person, often borne on two poles and carried by two people.

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

  • n. a closed litter for one passenger


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  • So they carried him in a sedan chair to St. Peter’s Hospital.

    Morgan’s Run

  • A woman guiding an ox-cart with taps of a long goad moved as patiently as her ox, but most people afoot clutched cloaks tightly, hoods pulled down, and stepped quickly as the bearers of a sedan chair rushed by, its stiff con fluttering.

    The Path of Daggers

  • I suppose I ate, and loafed, but it's fairly hazy until the second night, when they took me in a closed sedan chair to the Imperial apartments in the Ewen-ming-ewen.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • There was an enclosed sedan chair for the bride herself, and the bone-setter also had to hire four sedan carriers, two carters, a flute player, and two bodyguards to watch out for bandits.

    The Bonesetter's Daughter


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