also ricksha noun Etymology: alteration of jinrikisha Date: 1887 a small covered 2-wheeled vehicle usually for one passenger that is pulled by one man and that was used originally in Japan

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  • Rickshaw — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rickshaw japonesa, 1897 El nombre rickshaw proviene del japonés jinrikisha (人力車), donde jin (人) significa persona ; riki(力), fuerza ; y sha (車), carruaje . Jinrikisha quiere decir, carruaje cuya fuerza la constituye… …   Wikipedia Español

  • rickshaw — [ rikʃo ] n. m. • 1898 djin rickshô; mot hindi, par l angl. ricksha, rickshaw ♦ Voiture légère à deux roues, tirée par un homme à pied ou à vélo. ⇒ cyclopousse, pousse pousse. « À Kuala Lumpur, il est difficile de distinguer un multi millionnaire …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rickshaw — 1887, shortened form of jinrikisha, popularized by Kipling, from Japanese jin a man + riki power + sha carriage …   Etymology dictionary

  • rickshaw — ► NOUN ▪ a light two wheeled hooded vehicle drawn by one or more people, chiefly used in Asian countries. ORIGIN Japanese, person strength vehicle …   English terms dictionary

  • rickshaw — or ricksha [rik′shô΄] n. JINRIKISHA …   English World dictionary

  • Rickshaw — Rickshaws (or rickshas) are a mode of human powered transport: a runner draws a two wheeled cart which seats one or two persons. The word rickshaw came from Asia where they were mainly used as means of transportation for the social elite. However …   Wikipedia

  • Rickshaw — Rickshaws colorés à Chennai, Inde Un rickshaw, aussi appelé trishaw, est un véhicule tricycle (d où le nom trishaw) à propulsion humaine ou mécanique (autorickshaw), destiné au transport de personnes et de marchandises. Somma …   Wikipédia en Français

  • rickshaw — n. 1) to pedal; pull a rickshaw 2) to ride in a rickshaw * * * pull a rickshaw to pedal to ride in a rickshaw …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rickshaw — [19] Rickshaw is English’s attempt to domesticate Japanese jin riki sha. These small two wheeled man hauled vehicles were introduced in Japan around 1870, and their name, which means literally ‘man strength vehicle’, had made its way into English …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • rickshaw — UK [ˈrɪkˌʃɔː] / US [ˈrɪkˌʃɔ] noun [countable] Word forms rickshaw : singular rickshaw plural rickshaws a small vehicle with two wheels used for carrying passengers and pulled by someone riding a bicycle or walking. It is mainly used in parts of… …   English dictionary

  • rickshaw — {{#}}{{LM R43014}}{{〓}} {{[}}rickshaw{{]}} {{■}}(ing.){{□}} (también {{◎}}rick shaw{{ ̄}}) {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} Especie de carro arrastrado por una persona a pie o en bicicleta y que sirve para llevar pasajeros: • Monté en un rickshaw cuando estuve en …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

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