sedan chair


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sedan chair

n
(Automotive Engineering) a closed chair for one passenger, carried on poles by two bearers. It was commonly used in the 17th and 18th centuries. Sometimes shortened to: sedan
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sedan′ chair`


n.
an enclosed vehicle for one person, borne on poles by two bearers.
[1740–50]
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sedan chair

- An enclosed chair carried on poles.
See also related terms for poles.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sedan chair - a closed litter for one passengersedan chair - a closed litter for one passenger  
jampan - a kind of sedan chair used in India
litter - conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
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Translations

sedan chair

n (Hist) → portantina
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References in classic literature ?
Four of these native pirates will carry you to the top in a sedan chair, if you wish it, but suppose they were to slip and let you fall,-- is it likely that you would ever stop rolling?
Eighteen per cent of people in Wales said they would take part in a more unusual activity over the Bank Holiday such as sedan chair racing or visiting the world bog snorkelling championships in Llanwrtyd Wells.
Sedan chair race 1,Penmynydd; 2,Rhosybol; 3, Llangoed.
Now he only needs a sedan chair - and just two games into his Spurs career there are 35,000 volunteers to carry it.
One of the main attractions will be the Sedan Chair race, based on the popular charity run in Hong Kong.
FUND-raisers will be sitting pretty as the annual sedan chair race returns to the streets of Birmingham tomorrow.
The fun events include sedan chair racing and an 18th century golf tournament.
Some of the competitions are qualifiers for the Royal and Royal Welsh Shows, including a Sedan chair race, a Stars in Your Eyes competition, floral art and photography.
DIRECTING his sedan chair to a barbers hop in Lark Lane, Mr Brocklebank was arr ested by a a sign in said doorway: ``12pm-1.15pm-closed for dinner''.How refreshing to see that not everyone describes the midday meal with modern Metropolitan affectation.
The idea is well-intentioned,but fatally flawed.There's only one answer in this situation for our boneidle,overweight car-lovers --bring back the Sedan chair.
I would carry him through the streets of Paris in a sedan chair and kiss his tired feet.
While all leave for sedan chair bearers in St John's Wood has been cancelled, just to be on the safe side, this has been a hard-fought Test match with few airs and graces in the middle.