auto-rickshaw

noun au·to-rick·shaw
variants: or autorickshaw play \ˌȯ-tō-ˈrik-ˌshȯ\

Definition of auto-rickshaw

plural auto-rickshaws or autorickshaws
: a motorized rickshaw
  • … superficial images of modernization are everywhere to be seen: auto-rickshaws, which are rapidly replacing horse-drawn tongas; stores stocked with the latest Western-style gadgetry …
  • —Fergus M. BordewichAtlanticJuly 1986
  • “Horn Please” demand the signs on the backs of a million trucks blocking the road. All the other trucks, and cars, bikes, motor scooters, taxis, and … autorickshaws enthusiastically respond, welcoming Zafar and me with an energetic rendition of the traditional symphony of the Indian street.
  • —Salman RushdieNew Yorker19 June 2000

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