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

sedan′ chair`


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

sedan chair

- An enclosed chair carried on poles.
See also related terms for poles.
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
Translations

sedan chair

n (Hist) → portantina
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?
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Nearly two years ago, this column wrote that he should have been carried to the Scotland No9 shirt in a sedan chair.
The use of a sedan chair to bring in the Princess in Act 1 was fantastic.
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Have a go at sedan chair racing and barrel rolling, be astounded by the fire eater and falconer, meet the quack doctor, enjoy live music and clog dancing, watch craftspeople at work, browse around the stalls, see the sideshows and join the Squire of Pockerley's staff.
It would probably be cheaper if he was carried in a sedan chair by four flunkeys dressed in silk.
If my mother was alive today, I'd want to carry her aloft in a sedan chair and wash her feet with my hair, but, of course, it wasn't always like this.
Among the 89 stories are Zhao Bin attempts to visit the Great Pavilion; a fearless hero is sent upon a horrible errand, Spring Fragrance meets a saintly monk in a house of prostitution; Zhao Wenhui sees a poem and feels pity for the writer, Ji Gong is recalled to Linan; Cloud Dragon Jua looks into a sedan chair and sees a victim, and Chai and She hear a voice from the clouds; Ji Gong buys a dog.
He declined to install electricity at Avenue House, where he and guests would sometimes dress in Georgian costume, and used to be carried through the streets of Ampthill in a sedan chair.
There were actors and acrobats, dancing girls and weavers, swordsmen and salesmen, sedan chair carriers and even fake Turkish beggars--a handful of boys dressed in rags as well as one girl dressed as a boy dressed in rags.