or lan·dau·lette



an automobile having a convertible top for the back seat, with the front seat either roofed or open.

Origin of landaulet

First recorded in 1785–95; landau + -let Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for landaulet

Historical Examples of landaulet

  • 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.

  • As the landaulet sped toward Fifth Avenue all he saw of her was the fluttering white interrogation-mark.

British Dictionary definitions for landaulet




a small landau
US an early type of car with a folding hood over the passenger seats and an open driver's seat
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