sedan chair

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noun

an enclosed vehicle for one person, borne on poles by two bearers and common during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Nearby words

  1. secy,
  2. sec−1,
  3. sed,
  4. sedalia,
  5. sedan,
  6. sedarim,
  7. sedate,
  8. sedately,
  9. sedation,
  10. sedative

Origin of sedan chair

First recorded in 1740–50

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British Dictionary definitions for sedan chair

sedan chair

noun

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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