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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
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