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