- a type of lightweight, four-wheeled carriage in which the front and back passenger seats face each other
Etymology: Named after the German city of w:Landau, Landau where such carriages were first made.
- 1891: Away they went, and I was just wondering whether I should not do well to follow them, when up the lane came a neat little , the coachman with his coat only half-buttoned, and his tie under his ear, while all the tags of his harness were sticking out of the buckles. " Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Scandal In Bohemia" (Norton 2005 p.23)
- a style of automobile which is based around the idea of landau carriages
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