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Sedan (automobile)

A sedan ( American, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand English) or saloon ( British and Irish English) is a passenger car in a three-box configuration with A, B & C-pillars and principal volumes articulated in separate compartments for engine, passenger and cargo. The passenger compartment features two rows of seats and adequate passenger space in the rear compartment for adult passengers. The cargo compartment is typically in the rear, with the exception of some rear-engined models, such as the Renault Dauphine, Tatra T613, Volkswagen Type 3 and Chevrolet Corvair. It is one of the most common car body styles. A battery electric sedan such as the Tesla Model S has no engine compartment, but a front cargo compartment and a rear compartment for cargo or optionally for additional passengers.

Sedan (nuclear test)

Storax Sedan was a shallow underground nuclear test conducted in Area 10 of Yucca Flat at the Nevada National Security Site on 6 July 1962 as part of Operation Plowshare, a program to investigate the use of nuclear weapons for mining, cratering, and other civilian purposes. The radioactive fallout from the test contaminated more US residents than any other nuclear test. The Sedan Crater is the largest man-made crater in the United States, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Gazetteer

Sedan, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas

Population (2000): 1342
Housing Units (2000): 652
Land area (2000): 0.783602 sq. miles (2.029519 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.783602 sq. miles (2.029519 sq. km)
FIPS code: 63750
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 37.128472 N, 96.186220 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 67361
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Sedan, KS
Sedan

Sedan, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota

Population (2000): 65
Housing Units (2000): 31
Land area (2000): 0.506876 sq. miles (1.312804 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.506876 sq. miles (1.312804 sq. km)
FIPS code: 59188
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 45.577341 N, 95.247236 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 56380
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Sedan, MN
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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

sedan

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
sedan chair
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
chair
▪ Goat-mask turned expectantly to the sedan chair, and stretched out a hand.
▪ The worshippers dragged Ace before the sedan chair, throwing her to the ground.
▪ The sedan chair was set down in a space of its own, and the curtains drawn aside.
▪ Bath is a very hilly town, not easy for carriages or sedan chairs.
▪ Our Balinese guide pointed to the decorated litter, a kind of oversized sedan chair, parked on the pavement.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He hid his face as his gray sedan drove through the prison gates.
▪ She had a little white sedan with plenty of what it takes under the hood.
▪ The black sedan cut off her escape on BCastle Heights.
▪ The fourth car just gives you the choice whether you will go there in the sedan or the convertible.
▪ The worshippers dragged Ace before the sedan chair, throwing her to the ground.
▪ Type: Front-engine, frontwheel-drive, five-passenger mid-size sedan.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

sedan

1630s, "covered chair on poles," possibly from a southern Italian dialect derivative of Italian sede "chair" (compare Italian seggietta, 1590s; the thing itself was said to have been introduced from Naples), from Latin sedes, related to sedere "sit" (see sedentary). Since Johnson's conjecture, often derived from the town of Sedan in France, where it was said to have been made or first used, but historical evidence for this is lacking.\n

\nIntroduced in England by Sir Sanders Duncombe in 1634 and first called a covered chair. "In Paris the sedan-chair man was usually an Auvergnat, in London an Irishman" ["Encyclopaedia Britannica," 1929]. Meaning "closed automobile seating four or more" first recorded 1912, American English.

Wiktionary

sedan

n. 1 An enclosed windowed chair suitable for a single occupant, carried by at least two porters, in equal numbers in front and behind, using wooden rails that passed through metal brackets on the sides of the chair. 2 (context US Australia Canada New Zealand English) A motorcar designed in a configuration with separate compartments for engine space, driver/passenger space and luggage space.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sedan

Sedan \Se*dan"\, n. [Said to be named from Sedan, in France, where it was first made, and whence it was introduced into England in the time of King Charles I.] A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person, -- usually borne on poles by two men. Called also sedan chair.

WordNet

sedan

  1. n. a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors

  2. a closed litter for one passenger [syn: sedan chair]

Usage examples of "sedan".

Sedan chairs borne by trotting bearers became almost as common as people afoot, and, afoot, shopkeepers in coats or dresses heavily embroidered around the chest and shoulders were outnumbered by folk in livery as bright as that of the chair-bearers.

Two portions of the army were in confusion, one to the right of Sedan beyond Balan, the other to the left of Sedan, on this side of Iges.

Hackneys and sedan chairs hurried up and down the street, bearing bewigged and bepowdered gentlemen and ladies.

It was the accent that got Chili to look at the car: a black four-door sedan, a Lexus, like the one Roman Bulkin got in at the mall, in front of his photo shop.

It was the accent that got Chili to look the car: a black four-door sedan, a Lexus like the one Roman Bulkin got in at the: mall, in front of his photo shop.

Through the platform binoculars Joe watched a heavy man in uniform and a gaunt man in civvies pacing in the headlights of a sedan outside the South-10,000 shelter.

Stopping the sedan, Cleer hopped from the wheel and motioned to the passengers.

The carriages, carts, barrows, sedan chairs and pedestrians were literally clogging the street, and progress slowed to a crawl.

The brief period of silence that ensued, the two men seated in the front knew, was the mental codification of information by the enigmas individual occupying the rear of the sedan.

Lord Gort, had joined the Belgians, as planned, on a strong defensive line running along the Dyle River from Antwerp through Louvain to Wavre and thence across the Gembloux gap to Namur and south along the Meuse to Sedan.

Two minutes later, the extra sedan shot away from the curb in the street behind the house of Foon Koo.

One was a nondescript beige sedan, one was a rusty Ford pickup that looked older than Goss, and the last was a gray Chevy Tahoe.

I arrived at Cologne in time for the French play, and as I had no carriage I went to the theatre in a sedan chair.

So great was my intoxication, although I had had no more wine, that they were obliged to send for a sedan chair to take me to my inn.

Koker Hosch and a crew of gorillas were the ones who were in the sedan.