AskDefine | Define brougham

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1 light carriage; pulled by a single horse
2 a sedan that has no roof over the driver's seat

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Named from Henry Peter, Lord Brougham (1778-1868), the vehicle's designer.


  • /'bru:əm/


  1. a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, designed in 1839. It had an open seat for the driver in front of the closed cabin for two or four passengers.
    • 1891: “Yes,” he continued, glancing out of the window. “A nice little brougham and a pair of beauties.” — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘A Scandal In Bohemia’ (Norton 2005 p.12)
  2. an automobile, a sedan without a roof over driver's seat.

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