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hansom

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noun han·som \ˈhan(t)-səm\

Definition of hansom

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



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Origin of hansom

Joseph A. Hansom †1882 English architect


First Known Use: 1847

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HANSOM Defined for Kids

hansom

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noun han·som \ˈhan-səm\

Definition of hansom

  1. :  a light covered carriage that has two wheels and a driver's seat elevated at the rear





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