minibus

[ min-ee-buhs ]
/ ˈmɪn iˌbʌs /
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noun

a small bus, seating about 15 passengers and typically transporting people short distances.

Nearby words

  1. miniaturization,
  2. miniaturize,
  3. minibar,
  4. minibike,
  5. miniblind,
  6. minicab,
  7. minicam,
  8. minicar,
  9. minicassette,
  10. minicoach

Origin of minibus

1840–50; mini- + bus1; the 19th-century word, meaning “small carriage,” perhaps mini(mum) + (omni)bus

Also called microbus.

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Examples from the Web for minibus

  • Ten Syrians were killed in a minibus that had come from Lebanon, Syrian media reported last weekend.

    Syria's Media War|Anonymous|May 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST


British Dictionary definitions for minibus

minibus

/ (ˈmɪnɪˌbʌs) /

noun

a small bus able to carry approximately ten passengers
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