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brougham

 (bro͞om, bro͞o′əm, brōm, brō′əm)
n.
1. A closed four-wheeled carriage with an open driver's seat in front.
2. An automobile with an open driver's seat.
3. An electrically powered automobile resembling a coupé.

[After Henry Peter Brougham, First Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), Scottish-born jurist.]

brougham

(ˈbruːəm; bruːm)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a four-wheeled horse-drawn closed carriage having a raised open driver's seat in front
2. (Automotive Engineering) obsolete a large car with an open compartment at the front for the driver
3. (Automotive Engineering) obsolete an early electric car
[C19: named after Henry Peter, Lord Brougham (1778–1868)]

brough•am

(ˈbru əm, brum, ˈbroʊ əm)

n.
1. a four-wheeled, boxlike closed carriage with the driver's perch outside.
2.
a. (formerly) a limousine with an open driver's compartment.
b. an early type of automobile resembling a coupé, often powered by an electric motor.
[1850–55; after Lord Brougham (1778–1868), English statesman]

Brougham

A four-wheeled closed carriage drawn by one horse. The driver sat outside the closed cab. The original design was by Lord Brougham.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Brougham - light carriagebrougham - light carriage; pulled by a single horse
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
2.brougham - a sedan that has no roof over the driver's seat
sedan, saloon - a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors
Translations

brougham

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brougham

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References in classic literature ?
"Did you wish to speak to me?" Sir Edward asked, drawing back from the step of his electric brougham.
Thus it happened that we were certainly a poor family, in spite of the fine appearance we made, the fashionable street we lived in, the neat brougham we kept, and the clumsy and expensive footman who answered our door.
"I was in my brougham, driving through the streets.
A brougham and pair of grays, under the glare of a gas-lamp, stood before the doctor's door.
There were three distinct stages in the evolution of Annette Brougham's attitude towards the knocking in the room above.
Outside, Wingrave was leaning back in the corner of an electric brougham, reading the paper.
I was sufficiently conversant with Holmes's methods to be able to follow his reasoning, and to see that the nature and state of the various medical instruments in the wicker basket which hung in the lamplight inside the brougham had given him the data for his swift deduction.
The light brougham was to be fresh done up, and as Colonel Blantyre was obliged to return to his regiment it was arranged that Smith should drive him to the town in it, and ride back; for this purpose he took the saddle with him, and I was chosen for the journey.
I am so sorry, Basil, but there is only room for two in the brougham. You must follow us in a hansom."
She had been seen, it appeared, driving in a brougham, with the window down.
A brougham stood on the road before the little outside platform.
(Look at Brougham and Lyndhurst!) You won't be called to the Upper House yet.