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hansom

a two-wheeled covered carriage with the driver’s seat at the back: We went for a ride through Central Park in a hansom cab.
Not to be confused with:
handsome – pleasing and dignified: a handsome gentleman; bounteous, liberal: a handsome reward
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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.]
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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)]
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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]
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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
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Translations

hansom

[ˈhænsəm] Ncabriolé m (con pescante trasero)
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hansom

[ˈhænsəm] n (also hansom cab) → fiacre m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hansom

n(zweirädriger) Einspänner, Hansom m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in classic literature ?
"The wild torrents of light, the passionate human music, the hansoms, the white shirts and shawled heads, the theatres--"
"And yet those little looking-glasses in hansoms have a fascination of their own," said Mrs.
We also felt it, for ten minutes afterward, our passions having died away, we shook hands cordially and agreed to call hansoms.
We'll just take one of these two-wheeled sardine tins that you people call hansoms, and get round to the hotel as quick as we can.
"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." Yes, that was the secret.
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.
A hansom! Then he was not following the others on foot; there was no guessing his game.
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. "It's tremendously well put on, too.
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.