sedan

noun se·dan \ si-ˈdan \

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
2 a :a 2- or 4-door automobile seating four or more persons and usually having a permanent top — compare coupe
b :a motorboat having one passenger compartment

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Origin and Etymology of sedan

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Sedan

geographical name Se·dan \ si-ˈdan , French sə-ˈdäⁿ \

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

sedan

noun

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

sedan

noun se·dan \ si-ˈdan \

Definition of sedan for Students

1 :a closed automobile that has two or four doors and a permanent top and seats four or more people


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