or lan·dau·lette

[ lan-daw-let ]

  1. 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

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

How to use landaulet in a sentence

  • 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
  • It was like asking her whether she would have a Gorham tea-set, a Balcom gown, or a Packard landaulet.

    We Can't Have Everything | Rupert Hughes
  • He opened the door of the landaulet and stepped in, and as the door swung to behind him, he found he was not alone in the car.

    The Secret House | Edgar Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for landaulet



/ (ˌlændɔːˈlɛt) /

  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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