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Sedan (sədäN´), town (1990 pop. 22,407), Ardennes dept., NE France, on the Meuse River. A noted textile center since the 16th cent., Sedan also has metal and brewing industries. The town became part of French crown lands in 1642. It was a Protestant stronghold in the 16th and 17th cent., and a noted Calvinist academy was located there. Sedan was the site of the decisive French defeat (1870) in the Franco-Prussian War and the surrender of Napoleon III. The town saw heavy fighting in World War I and was the point of the first German breakthrough (1940) in the invasion of France in World War II.

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se·dan / siˈdan/ • n. 1. (also se·dan chair) chiefly hist. an enclosed chair for conveying one person, carried between horizontal poles by two or more porters. 2. an enclosed automobile for four or more people, having two or four doors.

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sedan closed vehicle for one person carried by means of two poles. XVII. poss. based on a dial. var. of a Rom. deriv. of L. sella SADDLE.

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