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shandrydan

[ shan-dree-dan ]
/ ˈʃæn driˌdæn /
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noun

an old-fashioned hooded chaise.
a rickety, old-fashioned conveyance.

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Origin of shandrydan

First recorded in 1810–20; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for shandrydan

shandrydan
/ (ˈʃændrɪˌdæn) /

noun

a two-wheeled cart or chaise, esp one with a hood
any decrepit old-fashioned conveyance

Word Origin for shandrydan

C19: of unknown origin
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