noun han·som \ˈhan(t)-səm\

Definition of HANSOM

:  a light 2-wheeled covered carriage with the driver's seat elevated behind —called also hansom cab

Illustration of HANSOM

Origin of HANSOM

Joseph A. Hansom †1882 English architect
First Known Use: 1847

Other Vehicles Terms

brougham, litter, shay, skid, sledge, sulky, wain

Rhymes with HANSOM


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