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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.
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handsome – pleasing and dignified: a handsome gentleman; bounteous, liberal: a handsome reward
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.]
(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)]
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]