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  1. an old-fashioned hooded chaise.
  2. a rickety, old-fashioned conveyance.
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Origin of shandrydan

First recorded in 1810–20; origin uncertain
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Historical Examples of shandrydan

  • Shandrydan, an old-fashioned or rickety conveyance of the shay order.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • Shandrydan, shan′dri-dan, n. a light two-wheeled cart: any rickety conveyance.

British Dictionary definitions for shandrydan


  1. a two-wheeled cart or chaise, esp one with a hood
  2. any decrepit old-fashioned conveyance
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Word Origin for shandrydan

C19: of unknown origin
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