lim·ou·sine (lĭm′ə-zēn, lĭmə-zēn′)
1. Any of various large passenger vehicles, especially a luxurious automobile usually driven by a chauffeur and sometimes having a partition separating the passenger compartment from the driver's seat.
2. A van or small bus used to carry passengers on a regular route, as between an airport and a downtown area.
[French, long shepherd's mantle, limousine (originally an automobile in which only the rear passengers were fully enclosed under a roof), from feminine of limousin, of Limousin (the automobile perhaps being so called because the roof projected over the driver like the hood of a mantle, or because it was developed by Charles Jeantaud (1843-1906), native of Limousin ).]
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