hansom

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
han•som /ˈhænsəm/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Transporta low, two-wheeled, covered vehicle drawn by one horse, for two passengers, with the driver on an elevated seat behind.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
han•som  (hansəm), 
n. 
  1. Transporta low-hung, two-wheeled, covered vehicle drawn by one horse, for two passengers, with the driver being mounted on an elevated seat behind and the reins running over the roof.
  2. Transportany similar horse-drawn vehicle. Also called hansom cab. 
Etymology:
  • named after J. A. Hansom (1803–82), English architect who designed it 1850–55


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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