from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vehicle; a carriage or cart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A jocosely depreciative name for a vehicle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A light two-wheeled cart or gig; any old rickety conveyance.


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  • Hyde Park Corner article, and not the old "shandrydan" with which some remote squatter might at times have galloped into town, poising himself with practised and needed adroitness on nature's bush track, behind a pair or more of the hundreds of nags on his run.

    Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria

  • Here was no kind friend with buggy or shandrydan to rout her out and take her driving; and ladies did not walk in Buddlecombe: the hilly roads were too steep, the flat roads too muddy.

    The Way Home

  • Old Anne was waiting on the jetty, having hitched the horse to a post: she had driven in, in the ‘shandrydan’, to meet

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • So every Sunday morning she stood by the gorse bush at the front gate, desolate, while the family piled into the old shandrydan and the brother delegated to mind her tried to pretend it was a great treat escaping Mass.

    The Thorn Birds

  • We retraced our steps to the "First and Last House in England," where we found our driver waiting for us with his conveyance, which we had now time to examine, and found to be a light, rickety, two-wheeled cart of ancient but durable construction, intended more for use than ornament, and equivalent to the more northern shandrydan or shandry.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • "You don't mean that old shandrydan of a caravan that passed along there two or three days ago?" and bargee jerked his thumb in the direction of the hilly tract sloping up from the canal course, through which a narrow road, little better than a sheep track, wound its circuitous way.

    Two Little Travellers A Story for Girls

  • He could neither read nor write, had scarcely ever been outside the parish, and then only in a shandrydan on a Club treat, and he knew no more of the world than the native of a small South Sea Island.


  • Mr. Lingnam went on like our shandrydan, slowly and loudly.

    A Diversity of Creatures

  • There's the old shandrydan crawling after him with the luggage.

    The Honorable Miss A Story of an Old-Fashioned Town

  • She waited in a hush of feeling, so near to great commotions of the heart and mind, but holding them at a distance in a suspense of all thought, till the shandrydan appeared in the opening of the road.

    The Marriage of Elinor


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