WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
han•som /ˈhænsəm/USA pronunciation n. [countable]

    Transporta low, two-wheeled, covered vehicle drawn by one horse, for two passengers, with the driver on an elevated seat behind.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

hansom /ˈhænsəm/ n
  1. (sometimes capital) a two-wheeled one-horse carriage with a fixed hood. The driver sits on a high outside seat at the rear
    Also called: hansom cab
Etymology: 19th Century: short for hansom cab, named after its designer J. A. Hansom (1803–82)

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