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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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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Cite this Entry

“Landau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

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

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