lan·​dau ˈlan-ˌdau̇ How to pronounce landau (audio)
: 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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Examples of landau in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's also understood that King Charles, 75, will attend Trooping the Colour amid his own cancer treatment, and conduct the review while seated in an Ascot landau carriage alongside Queen Camilla. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 30 May 2024 Margaret’s son David Armstrong-Jones, the Earl of Snowdown, joined Charles and Camilla in their landau, while her daughter Lady Sarah Chatto traveled in the third carriage with her husband, Daniel. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 22 June 2023

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Word History


Landau, Bavaria, Germany

First Known Use

1743, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of landau was in 1743

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“Landau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Lan·​dau län-ˈdau̇ How to pronounce Landau (audio)
Lev Davidovich 1908–1968 Russian physicist

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