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or rick·shaw  (rĭk′shô)
A jinriksha.

[Short for jinriksha.]


or jin•rik•sha

(dʒɪnˈrɪk ʃɔ, -ʃɑ)

n., pl. -shas.
a small, two-wheeled, cartlike passenger vehicle with a fold-down top, pulled by one person, formerly used widely in Japan and China.
Also called ricksha, rickshaw.
[1870–75; < Japanese, =jin person + -riki power + -sha vehicle (< Middle Chinese, = Chinese rénlì shē)]
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Noun1.ricksha - a small two-wheeled cart for one passengerricksha - a small two-wheeled cart for one passenger; pulled by one person
cart - a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal
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