hansom


noun

  1. a 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. any similar horse-drawn vehicle.

noun

  1. (sometimes capital) a two-wheeled one-horse carriage with a fixed hood. The driver sits on a high outside seat at the rearAlso called: hansom cab
n.

“two-wheeled, two-person cab,” 1847, from James A. Hansom (1803-1882), English architect who designed such a vehicle c.1834.

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