or jin·rick·sha, jin·rick·shaw, jin·rik·sha

[jin-rik-shaw, -shah]


a small, two-wheeled, cartlike passenger vehicle with a fold-down top, pulled by one person, formerly used widely in Japan and China.

Origin of jinrikisha

1870–75; < Japanese, equivalent to jin person + -riki power + -sha vehicle (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese rénlì shē)
Also called rickshaw.
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jinricksha, jinrickshaw or jinriksha


other names for rickshaw

Word Origin for jinrikisha

C19: from Japanese, from jin man + riki power + sha carriage
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