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Cadillac

[kad-l-ak; for 1 also French ka-dee-yak]
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noun
  1. An·toine de la Mothe [ahn-twan duh la mawt] /ɑ̃ˈtwan də la ˈmɔt/, 1657?–1730, French colonial governor in North America: founder of Detroit.
  2. a city in NW Michigan.
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Examples from the Web for cadillac

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Historical Examples

  • The fire did destroy a lot of the Cadillac, and there's just no telling.

    Out Like a Light

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • The Cadillac hit the embankment, flipped over the edge, and smashed.

    Out Like a Light

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Some nerve; a flivver calling to a Cadillac to stop, I said.

  • They stopped, inspected the Cadillac and found it serviceable.

    Deadly City

    Paul W. Fairman

  • She had taken her clothes and jewelry and the second Cadillac.

    Confidence Game

    James McKimmey


Word Origin and History for cadillac

Cadillac

n.

Cadillac Automobile Company, established in 1902 by Detroit engine-maker Henry Martyn Leland and named for Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac (1658-1730), French minor aristocrat and colonial governor who founded Detroit in 1701.

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