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rickshaw

noun rick·shaw \ˈrik-ˌshȯ\

Simple Definition of rickshaw

  • : a small, light vehicle with two wheels that is pulled by one person on foot or on a bicycle and that is used in some Asian countries

Full Definition of rickshaw

  1. :  a small covered 2-wheeled vehicle usually for one passenger that is pulled by one man and that was used originally in Japan

Variants of rickshaw

also rick·sha play \ˈrik-ˌshȯ\

Origin of rickshaw

alteration of jinrikisha


First Known Use: 1887


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