or ber·lin

[ ber-lin, bur-lin ]

  1. an automobile with the front and rear compartments separated by a glass partition, as some limousines.

Origin of berline

From French; see origin at berlin

Words Nearby berline Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use berline in a sentence

  • They stopped the berline, and I handed them over to them without hesitation, thinking that they had come from the Emperor.'

  • Long legs may be in the abstract an advantage, but scarcely so in what was called in France une grande berline.

    A Modern Telemachus | Charlotte M. Yonge
  • I am sorry to say that my berline, which was the envy of every one in Antwerp, was eventually captured by the Germans.

    Fighting in Flanders | E. Alexander Powell
  • The street was deserted save for de Robespierre's berline and his impatient postillion.

    The Trampling of the Lilies | Rafael Sabatini
  • It was an indifferent-looking berline, and my men were within an ace of allowing it to pass.

    The Trampling of the Lilies | Rafael Sabatini