limousine

[ lim-uh-zeen, lim-uh-zeen ]
/ ˈlɪm əˌzin, ˌlɪm əˈzin /

noun

any large, luxurious automobile, especially one driven by a chauffeur.
a large sedan or small bus, especially one for transporting passengers to and from an airport, between train stations, etc.
a former type of automobile having a permanently enclosed compartment for from three to five persons, with a roof projecting forward over the driver's seat in front.

Origin of limousine

1900–05; < French: kind of motorcar, special use of limousine long cloak, so called because worn by the shepherds of Limousin
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British Dictionary definitions for limousine

limousine
/ (ˈlɪməˌziːn, ˌlɪməˈziːn) /

noun

any large and luxurious car, esp one that has a glass division between the driver and passengers
a former type of car in which the roof covering the rear seats projected over the driver's compartment

Word Origin for limousine

C20: from French, literally: cloak (originally one worn by shepherds in Limousin), hence later applied to the car
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