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landaulet

or landaulette

[lan-daw-let] /ˌlæn dɔˈlɛt/
noun
1.
an automobile having a convertible top for the back seat, with the front seat either roofed or open.
Origin of landaulet
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; landau + -let
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  • There was a landaulet, a small motor-car, and two horses; all requisitioned.

    The Outrage Annie Vivanti
  • "Mrs. D." said the Major—figuring her old landaulet in his mind.

    Ask Momma R. S. Surtees
  • Now, if she wished me to be light-headed, why did she order a landaulet?

  • The chauffeur turned sharply, stopped, backed, and brought the landaulet around with the awkwardness of an alligator.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • As the landaulet sped toward Fifth Avenue all he saw of her was the fluttering white interrogation-mark.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • But I was not alone; for close beside me stood a little French landaulet, the most immorally alluring car I had ever seen.

    Bizarre Lawton Mackall
  • My dear sir, perhaps you yourself have planned for a landaulet this summer and an English trip.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
  • When these two last are made to open, they are called the landaulet and Landau.

  • A barouchet, corresponding to the landaulet, was also built at this time, but was never popular.

    Carriages & Coaches Ralph Straus
  • So we have the landaulet and limousine to designate different types of body.

    Society for Pure English, Tract 5 Society for Pure English
British Dictionary definitions for landaulet

landaulet

/ˌlændɔːˈlɛt/
noun
1.
a small landau
2.
(US) an early type of car with a folding hood over the passenger seats and an open driver's seat
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