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
Concept art showed a mystical, face-having tree looming over a parking lot full of ordinary looking sedans.
The fire department removed the driver of a gray sedan that crashed into the truck from the vehicle, according to MetroSafe.
Dye crashed her red sedan into a utility pole at Pine and College streets.
The maker of Model S sedans and Model X sport utility vehicles has reported quarter-by-quarter shipment declines for the second time in the past year.
After receiving the bag of pills, the suspect got into a dark, small, four-door sedan and fled the area.
The shooters took off in a white sedan, but they were stopped by officers.
Officer Veve turned his attention to a black Honda sedan parked in front of a fire hydrant about half a block east of East 53rd Street.
At some point, the driver of the SUV opened fire toward the sedan.
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Origin and Etymology of sedan
First Known Use: 1635See Words from the same year
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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