lan·​dau | \ ˈlan-ˌdau̇ How to pronounce landau (audio) , -ˌdȯ \

Definition of landau

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a four-wheel carriage with a top divided into two sections that can be folded away or removed and with a raised seat outside for the driver


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Lan·​dau | \ län-ˈdau̇ How to pronounce Landau (audio) \

Definition of Landau (Entry 2 of 2)

Lev Davidovich 1908–1968 Russian physicist

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In the meaning defined above

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Also, my Honda had neither a landau top nor finicky SU carburetors. Daniel Pund, Car and Driver, "The Monumentally Stupid, Very Fun History of the Honda Civic We Called the Stinking Horkbug," 25 Apr. 2020 Unlike Ford’s landau-laden Florida Edition and Presidential Package, the Twingo aims for a younger demographic. Keith Barry, WIRED, "Renault Goes Retro With Walkman Edition," 12 Apr. 2010

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First Known Use of landau


1743, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for landau


Landau, Bavaria, Germany

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“Landau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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