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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
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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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(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)]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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hansom[ˈhænsəm] N → cabriolé m (con pescante trasero)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
hansom[ˈhænsəm] n (also hansom cab) → fiacre m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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