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sedan chair

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noun
  1. an enclosed vehicle for one person, borne on poles by two bearers and common during the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Origin of sedan chair

First recorded in 1740–50
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Examples from the Web for sedan chair

Historical Examples

  • She came to see my by herself in a sedan-chair, and I decided on seeing her.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • At noon the mother came in a sedan-chair, and went to bed directly.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • As I was leaving the opera-house I saw Therese getting into her sedan-chair.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • I then helped her to finish her toilette, and we went off in the sedan-chair.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • After my interview was over I got into my sedan-chair and went to Soho Square.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt


British Dictionary definitions for sedan chair

sedan chair

noun
  1. a closed chair for one passenger, carried on poles by two bearers. It was commonly used in the 17th and 18th centuriesSometimes shortened to: sedan
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