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han·som

 (hăn′səm)
n.
A two-wheeled covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passenger compartment. Also called hansom cab.

[After Joseph Aloysius Hansom (1803-1882), British architect.]

hansom

(ˈhænsəm)
n
(Automotive Engineering) (sometimes capital) a two-wheeled one-horse carriage with a fixed hood. The driver sits on a high outside seat at the rear. Also called: hansom cab
[C19: short for hansom cab, named after its designer J. A. Hansom (1803–82)]

han•som

(ˈhæn səm)

n.
1. a two-wheeled, covered vehicle drawn by one horse, for two passengers, with the driver mounted on an elevated seat behind and the reins running over the roof.
2. any similar horse-drawn vehicle. Also called han′som cab′.
[1850–55; after J. A. Hansom (1803–82), English architect who designed it]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hansom - a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengershansom - a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
Translations

hansom

[ˈhænsəm] Ncabriolé m (con pescante trasero)

hansom

[ˈhænsəm] n (also hansom cab) → fiacre m

hansom

n(zweirädriger) Einspänner, Hansom m
References in classic literature ?
From the high, swaying seat of his hansom he looks upon his fellow-men as nomadic particles, of no account except when possessed of migratory desires.
If there was no overtaking the Count, however,it should be a comparatively simple matter in the case of the couple on foot, and I wildly hailed the first hansom that crawled into my ken.
It was one of Steve Hassell's carriages, I guess, unless the lady took a hansom.
Lying back in the hansom, with his hat pulled over his forehead, Dorian Gray watched with listless eyes the sordid shame of the great city, and now and then he repeated to himself the words that Lord Henry had said to him on the first day they had met, "To cure the soul by means of the senses, and the senses by means of the soul.
Carfry's--London's a desert at this season, and you've made yourself much too beautiful," Archer said to May, who sat at his side in the hansom so spotlessly splendid in her sky-blue cloak edged with swansdown that it seemed wicked to expose her to the London grime.
The Assistant Commissioner, driven rapidly in a hansom from the neighbourhood of Soho in the direction of Westminster, got out at the very centre of the Empire on which the sun never sets.
It's really quite the best thing MacConnell's done," he explained as they got into a hansom.
One feels sure one has been caught doing something ridiculous-- looking at one's tongue in a hansom, for instance.
But he repressed it, got into a hansom, and was driven to his father-in-law's house in Belsize Avenue, studying in a gloomily critical mood the anxiety that surged upon him and made his heart beat like a boy's as he drew near his destination.
Into this hansom you will jump, and you will drive to the Strand end of the Lowther Arcade, handling the address to the cabman upon a slip of paper, with a request that he will not throw it away.
They called a hansom, and she told the driver where to go.
The reporter left his new-made friend a short time afterwards, and took a hansom to his office.