See also: Landau
Named after the German city of Landau, where such carriages were first made.
landau (plural landaus)
- A type of lightweight, four-wheeled carriage in which the front and back passenger seats face each other.
1891, Arthur Conan Doyle, A Scandal In Bohemia, Norton, published 2005, page 23:
- 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 landau, 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.
- A style of automobile which is based around the idea of landau carriages.
landau m (plural landaus)