Origin of sedan
Examples from the Web for sedan
Hoech approached the line of police and SWAT vehicles in his sedan late Tuesday, turned around, and parked.'Go Ahead and Shoot Me': The Veteran Who Defied Ferguson's Cops|Justin Glawe|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Early Thursday morning, a sedan ran over a crowd of people outside of the Mohawk in Downtown Austin, Texas, during SXSW.Car Crashes Into Crowd at SXSW, 23 People Transported to Hospital, Multiple Fatalities|Marlow Stern|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Infiniti sedan then made a right turn toward the West Front of the Capitol.
We could see the big crumpled Mercedes sedan, but not very well.
The Sunseeker has the wingspan of a 747 and a body the same size as a sedan.
But if they both come to Lincolnshire, the sedan, he thinks, will receive a warmer welcome than the coach.Carriages & Coaches|Ralph Straus
As he stood looking at the complex test equipment a sedan pulled up and Gee-Gee Gould got out.
I could get onto the sedan styles in highbrow talk as long as it was in American.Free Air|Sinclair Lewis
A sedan went by me pretty fast, but not so fast I didn't get the license number.
You must remember my cousin Gunther, Maurice, the young man, who came to pay me a flying visit at Sedan last spring.The Downfall|Emile Zola
Word Origin for sedan
1630s, "covered chair on poles," possibly from a southern Italian dialect derivative of Italian sede "chair" (cf. Italian seggietta, 1590s; the thing itself was said to have been introduced from Naples), from Latin sedes, related to sedere "sit" (see sedentary). Since Johnson's conjecture, often derived from the town of Sedan in France, where it was said to have been made or first used, but historical evidence for this is lacking.
Introduced in England by Sir Sanders Duncombe in 1634 and first called a covered chair. "In Paris the sedan-chair man was usually an Auvergnat, in London an Irishman" ["Encyclopaedia Britannica," 1929]. Meaning "closed automobile seating four or more" first recorded 1912, American English.