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rickshaw

or rick·sha

[ rik-shaw, -shah ]
/ ˈrɪk ʃɔ, -ʃɑ /
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Definition of rickshaw

noun
a small, two-wheeled, cartlike passenger vehicle with a fold-down top, pulled by one person, formerly used widely in Japan and China.
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Also rik·i·sha, rik·shaw .

Origin of rickshaw

First recorded in 1875–80; by contraction of jinrikisha

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British Dictionary definitions for rickshaw

rickshaw

ricksha (ˈrɪkʃə)

/ (ˈrɪkʃɔː) /

noun
Also called: jinrikisha a small two-wheeled passenger vehicle drawn by one or two men, used in parts of Asia
Also called: trishaw a similar vehicle with three wheels, propelled by a man pedalling as on a tricycle
See also autorickshaw

Word Origin for rickshaw

C19: shortened from jinrikisha
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