hansom cab
noun see hansom

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hansom Cab — Ein Hansom Cab, Cab für Cabriolet, Hansom Taxi oder kurz nur Hansom war eine von dem englischen Architekten und Erfinder Joseph A. Hansom (1803–1882) 1834 patentierte zweisitzige, nach vorne offene Kutsche, bei der der Kutscher erhöht hinter dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hansom cab — Cab Cab (k[a^]b), n. [Abbrev. fr. cabriolet.] 1. A kind of close carriage with two or four wheels, usually a public vehicle. A cab came clattering up. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] Note: A cab may have two seats at right angles to the driver s seat,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hansom cab — Hansom Han som (h[a^]n s[u^]m), n., Hansom cab Han som cab (k[a^]b ). [From the name of the inventor.] A light, low, two wheeled covered carriage with the driver s seat elevated behind, the reins being passed over the top. [1913 Webster] He… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hansom (cab) — or hansom [han′səm] n. 〚after J. A. Hansom (1803 82), Eng architect & inventor, who designed it〛 a 19th cent. two wheeled covered carriage for two passengers, pulled by one horse: the driver s seat is above and behind the cab * * * …   Universalium

  • hansom (cab) — or hansom [han′səm] n. [after J. A. Hansom (1803 82), Eng architect & inventor, who designed it] a 19th cent. two wheeled covered carriage for two passengers, pulled by one horse: the driver s seat is above and behind the cab …   English World dictionary

  • hansom (cab) — or hansom [han′səm] n. [after J. A. Hansom (1803 82), Eng architect & inventor, who designed it] a 19th cent. two wheeled covered carriage for two passengers, pulled by one horse: the driver s seat is above and behind the cab …   English World dictionary

  • hansom cab — hansom UK [ˈhæns(ə)m] / US [ˈhænsəm] or hansom cab UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hansom : singular hansom plural hansoms a covered vehicle with two wheels pulled by a horse, used in the past as a taxi …   English dictionary

  • Hansom cab — NOTOC A Hansom cab is a kind of horse drawn carriage designed and patented in 1834 by Joseph Hansom, an architect from York. The vehicle was developed and tested by Hansom in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England. Originally known as the Hansom… …   Wikipedia

  • hansom cab — ▪ carriage  low, two wheeled, closed carriage patented in 1834, whose distinctive feature was the elevated driver s seat in the rear. It was entered from the front through a folding door and had one seat above the axle with room for two… …   Universalium

  • Hansom cab — noun A two wheeled horse drawn carriage, once used as a vehicle for hire. Syn: hansom …   Wiktionary

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