Definition of "landau" []

  • A four-wheeled carriage with front and back passenger seats that face each other and a roof in two sections that can be lowered or detached. (noun)
  • A style of automobile with a similar roof. (noun)
  • A four-wheeled carriage, usually horse-drawn, with two folding hoods that meet over the middle of the passenger compartment (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "landau" in a sentence
  • "That when he got there, lo and behold! there was another carriage standing there at the gate, and not no common hack neither, but what he called a landau, with the top all throwed back, and a driver with a stove-pipe hat."
  • "He arrived in a comfortable open carriage — one of the kind called landau — drawn by two tall and powerful but not well-shaped horses."
  • "They are alone in the immense landau, which is filled with flowers like a giant basket."