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1trademark A large luxury car manufactured by the US Cadillac motor company.
- ‘The race ended near a silver Cadillac parked in front of a driveway on Wright Avenue.’
- ‘I don't remember the guy campaigning in a Cadillac.’
- ‘My Uncle drove us to Radio City Music Hall in his huge Cadillac to see Sophia Loren in "Boy on a Dolphin".’
- ‘They did, however, spend $650 a month to lease a Cadillac.’
- ‘The men in the brown car waited in a parking space near Wheeler's black Cadillac.’
2Something that is an outstanding example of its kind, especially in terms of luxury, quality, or size:‘the aircraft is widely regarded as the Cadillac of commuter planes’
- ‘It was the Cadillac of all operations and quite successful.’
- ‘The place has turned from a Porsche into a Cadillac.’
- ‘This is the 'Cadillac' of saturation systems," said the team's leader.’
- ‘This is the true Cadillac of the railroad!’
- ‘The seeds of Virginia peanuts are so big that they're called the Cadillac of peanuts.’
- ‘Its old organ dated to 1876, "a Cadillac in its time," said the rector.’
- ‘At D we have the Cadillac of diamonds: A colorless stone.’
From the name of the French explorer Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac (1658–1730), who founded the city of Detroit, where the cars are manufactured.
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