shandrydan

[ shan-dree-dan ]
/ ˈʃæn driˌdæn /

noun

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

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of shandrydan

First recorded in 1810–20; origin uncertain

Words nearby shandrydan

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for shandrydan

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012