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brougham

[ broo-uhm, broom, broh-uhm ]

noun

  1. a four-wheeled, boxlike, closed carriage for two or four persons, having the driver's perch outside.
  2. Automotive.
    1. (formerly) a limousine having an open driver's compartment.
    2. an early type of automobile resembling a coupé, often powered by an electric motor.


brougham

/ ˈbruːəm; bruːm /

noun

  1. a four-wheeled horse-drawn closed carriage having a raised open driver's seat in front
  2. obsolete.
    a large car with an open compartment at the front for the driver
  3. obsolete.
    an early electric car


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Word History and Origins

Origin of brougham1

1850–55; named after Lord Brougham (1778–1868), English statesman
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Word History and Origins

Origin of brougham1

C19: named after Henry Peter, Lord Brougham (1778–1868)
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Example Sentences

The Frenchman shrugged his shoulders as he stepped into his perfectly-appointed but funereal-looking little brougham.

Nevertheless, they had spoken to no one, and on the fall of the curtain had entered a brougham in waiting and driven off.

Jessie hesitated just a minute to make quite sure that she had her permit in her pocket, when a two-horse brougham dashed up.

Maxwell lounged away, and Jessie passed quickly along as the countess came down the steps and stepped into her brougham.

She has a flat at three hundred pounds, an electric brougham, a box at the opera, and a little place at Henley.

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