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landau

[lan-daw, -dou] /ˈlæn dɔ, -daʊ/
noun
1.
a four-wheeled, two-seated carriage with a top made in two parts that may be let down or folded back.
2.
a sedanlike automobile with a short convertible back.
Origin of landau
1735-1745
1735-45; perhaps named after Landau, town in Germany where first made
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British Dictionary definitions for landaus

landau

/ˈlændɔː/
noun
1.
a four-wheeled carriage, usually horse-drawn, with two folding hoods that meet over the middle of the passenger compartment
Word Origin
C18: named after Landau (a town in Bavaria), where it was first made

Landau

/Russian lanˈdau/
noun
1.
Lev Davidovich (ljɛf daˈvidəvitʃ). 1908–68, Soviet physicist, noted for his researches on quantum theory and his work on the theories of solids and liquids: Nobel prize for physics 1962
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Word Origin and History for landaus

landau

n.

type of four-wheeled carriage, 1743, from Landau, town in Bavaria where they first were made. The first element is the common Germanic element found in English land (n.); the identity of the second is disputed. But Klein says the vehicle name is "in reality" Spanish lando "originally a light four-wheeled carriage drawn by mules," from Arabic al-andul.

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