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landaulet

or landaulette

[lan-daw-let] /ˌlæn dɔˈlɛt/
noun
1.
an automobile having a convertible top for the back seat, with the front seat either roofed or open.
Origin of landaulet
1785-1795
1785-95; landau + -let
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  • A barouchet, corresponding to the landaulet, was also built at this time, but was never popular.

    Carriages & Coaches Ralph Straus
  • The chauffeur turned sharply, stopped, backed, and brought the landaulet around with the awkwardness of an alligator.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • A voice that should have reminded him of the landaulet, but did not, caught his ear and led his eyes to the box.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • As the landaulet sped toward Fifth Avenue all he saw of her was the fluttering white interrogation-mark.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • "Mrs. D." said the Major—figuring her old landaulet in his mind.

    Ask Momma R. S. Surtees
  • But I was not alone; for close beside me stood a little French landaulet, the most immorally alluring car I had ever seen.

    Bizarre Lawton Mackall
  • Now, if she wished me to be light-headed, why did she order a landaulet?

  • My dear sir, perhaps you yourself have planned for a landaulet this summer and an English trip.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
  • He opened the door of the landaulet and stepped in, and as the door swung to behind him, he found he was not alone in the car.

    The Secret House Edgar Wallace
  • The Applebys saw her go by every day, in a landaulet with liveried chauffeur and footman.

    The Innocents Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for landaulet

landaulet

/ˌlændɔːˈlɛt/
noun
1.
a small landau
2.
(US) an early type of car with a folding hood over the passenger seats and an open driver's seat
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