Definition of Hansom cab

1. Noun. A two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers.

Exact synonyms: Hansom
Generic synonyms: Carriage, Equipage, Rig



Definition of Hansom cab

1. Noun. A two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, once used as a vehicle for hire. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hansom Cab

hansas
hanse
hanseatic
hansel
hanseled
hanselines
hanseling
hanselled
hanselling
hansels
hansen disease
hansenula
hanses
hanshaw
hansom
hansom cab (current term)
hansoms
hant
hantaan virus
hantavirus
hantavirus infections
hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
hantaviruses
hanted
hanting
hantle
hantles
hants
hanukkiah
hanukkiahs

Literary usage of Hansom cab

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1. The Life and Letters of Alfred Ainger by Edith Helen Sichel (1906)
"Have you seen the hansom cab ? Never, Drury, was thy stage meant For this " most unkindest" stab— They have offered an engagement To a Cabman—and his Cab. ..."

2. The English Illustrated Magazine (1897)
"To come down from the general to the particular, I had always had a great desire to drive a hansom cab: I wanted to know what it would feel like to be ..."

3. The Horseless Age (1896)
"Still, in its present usual form —that of a hansom cab sawed off short of the dashboard and stuck on in front of a truck—it gives the occupante hopeless ..."

4. The Letters of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens, Georgina Hogarth (1882)
"... sometimes comes over me, on a railway—in a hansom cab—or any sort of conveyance—for a few seconds, a vague sense of dread that I have no power to check. ..."

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