Definition of sedan
1 : a portable often covered chair that is designed to carry one person and that is borne on poles by two people
2a : a 2- or 4-door automobile seating four or more persons and usually having a permanent top — compare coupeb : a motorboat having one passenger compartment
Recent Examples of sedan from the Web
The Model 3 sedan, Tesla’s first mainstream car, is due out later this year, but previous launches have been plagued with delays.
ViaSat-2, which at 14,149 pounds is the size of four sedans, launched from Guiana Space Center on an Ariane 5 rocket.
Last week, a red sedan exiting the Mount Baker tunnel stalled on eastbound Interstate 90.
His vehicle, a gray 2015 Hyundai Sonata sedan, was found near the intersection of Touhy and Lincoln avenues in Lincolnwood, according a Lincolnwood police new release.
West Side when a gray sedan drove up and someone inside started firing.
German auto factories are in Republican-leaning states, including the Volkswagen plant that makes Passat sedans and Atlas SUVs in Tennessee.
The suspect left empty-handed and was driven away in a dark four-door sedan.
Update: Tesla has also announced that the 3 will come in both sedan and crossover variants.
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Origin and Etymology of sedan
First Known Use: 1635
Definition of Sedan
city in northeastern France on the Meuse River near the border with Belgium population 18,577
SEDAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sedan for English Language Learners
: a car that has four doors and that has room for four or more people
SEDAN Defined for Kids
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