autorickshaw

or auto rick·shaw

[ aw-toh-rik-shaw, ‐rik-shah ]
/ ˌɔ toʊˈrɪk ʃɔ, ‐ˈrɪk ʃɑ /

noun

(especially in South Asia) a motorized three-wheeled public conveyance, as a converted motorcycle, typically one having a two-passenger hooded cab mounted behind the driver.

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Origin of autorickshaw

First recorded in 1955–60; auto-2 + rickshaw
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British Dictionary definitions for autorickshaw

autorickshaw
/ (ˈɔːtəʊˈrɪkʃɔː) /

noun

(in India) a light three-wheeled vehicle driven by a motorcycle engine
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