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rick·shaor rick·shaw (rĭk′shô)
[Short for jinriksha.]
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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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