hansom, hansom cab

(noun) a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver’s seat above and behind the passengers

Source: WordNet® 3.1


hansom (plural hansoms)

(historical) A Hansom cab; a carriage


• Homans, Hosman, Monash, man hos


Proper noun


A patronymic surname.


• Homans, Hosman, Monash, man hos

Source: Wiktionary

Han"som, n., Han"som cab` (. Etym: [From the name of the inventor.]

Definition: A light, low, two-wheeled covered carriage with the driver's seat elevated behind, the reins being passed over the top. He hailed a cruising hansom . . . " 'Tis the gondola of London," said Lothair. Beaconsfield.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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