What does the word sedan mean?

Usage examples for sedan

  1. Burnamy had hoped for some voluntary excitement among the people, at least enough to warrant him in making a paper about Sedan Day in Weimar, which he could sell somewhere; but the night was falling, and there was still no sign of popular rejoicing over the French humiliation twenty- eight years before, except in the multitude of Japanese lanterns which the children were everywhere carrying at the ends of sticks. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  2. " He is from Sedan- but he is not my son. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  3. The bowmen of the Middle Ages resisted the introduction of the musket; the sedan- chair carriers would not allow hackney carriages to be used; the stagecoach lines attempted by all possible devices to block the advance of the railway. – Inventors by Philip Gengembre Hubert