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1. A light four-wheeled convertible carriage with two interior seats and places outside for a driver and footman.
2. A Gladstone bag.
[After William Ewart Gladstone.]
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1. (Biography) William Ewart. 1809–98, British statesman. He became leader of the Liberal Party in 1867 and was four times prime minister (1868–74; 1880–85; 1886; 1892–94). In his first ministry he disestablished the Irish Church (1869) and introduced educational reform (1870) and the secret ballot (1872). He succeeded in carrying the Reform Act of 1884 but failed to gain support for a Home Rule Bill for Ireland, to which he devoted much of the latter part of his career
2. (Automotive Engineering) a light four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle
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1. William Ew•art (ˈyu ərt) 1809–98, British prime minister four times between 1868 and 1894.
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|Noun||1.||Gladstone - liberal British statesman who served as prime minister four times (1809-1898)|
|2.||Gladstone - a large travelling bag made of stiff leather|
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