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Named from Henry Peter, Lord Brougham (1778–1868), who either invented or popularized the vehicle.
brougham (plural broughams)
- 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)
- 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 1/2, The Younger Set:
- It was flood-tide along Fifth Avenue ; motor, brougham, and victoria swept by on the glittering current ; pretty women glanced out from limousine and tonneau ; […].
- An automobile, a sedan without a roof over the driver's seat.