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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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I didn't know what broughams were made for, but now I know.
A line of electric broughams discharged their little cargoes of white-bearded professors, while the dark stream of humbler pedestrians, who crowded through the arched door-way, showed that the audience would be popular as well as scientific.
Carriages went bowling by, mostly two-horse broughams, with here and there a victoria with the skin of some wild beast inside and a woman's face and hat emerging above the folded hood.
It was Madame Nilsson's first appearance that winter, and what the daily press had already learned to describe as "an exceptionally brilliant audience" had gathered to hear her, transported through the slippery, snowy streets in private broughams, in the spacious family landau, or in the humbler but more convenient "Brown coupe" To come to the Opera in a Brown coupe was almost as honourable a way of arriving as in one's own carriage; and departure by the same means had the immense advantage of enabling one
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.
A brougham and pair of grays, under the glare of a gas-lamp, stood before the doctor's door.
Miss Brougham,' said Sellers at last, spitting out the words, 'has confined herself to the purely commercial side of my work.
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.