mini·bus | \-ˌbəs \

Definition of minibus 

: a small bus or van

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The Army ambulances carrying the bodies, and three minibuses carrying the mourners, passed through the Baharistan area, where Raju Singh had his herbal medicine shop. New York Times, "Bomb Rattles an Afghan Minority So Small ‘No One Is a Stranger’," 2 July 2018 But the money was enough to buy three new minibuses to transport Torcy's players to matches and training. John Leicester, Fox News, "Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls," 20 May 2018 Packed into a black minibus heading from Jerusalem into the occupied West Bank, the group of Israelis is on a mission. Dina Kraft, The Christian Science Monitor, "Into dark cycle of Mideast revenge, this group tries to bring light," 28 June 2018 The minibuses to be used are wheelchair accessible, all drivers are approved by Pace and the service claims a 95 percent on time performance. Graydon Megan,, "Elmhurst committee recommends new senior and disabled ride service," 26 June 2018 Nanyang Technological University is testing a 15 passenger driverless minibus built by French company Navya SAS, which researchers can operate using the autonomous software, or manually via a video-game style handset. Kyunghee Park,, "Singapore Built a Dedicated Town for Self-Driving Buses," 4 June 2018 But much of the city and the country shut down as most businesses remained closed because of protests and looting and a general strike on Monday that halted the minibuses and taxis that most Haitians depend on to get to work and school., "General strike, unrest over fuel prices continue in Haiti," 10 July 2018 Gawking pedestrians watched the passing motorcade that included Kim's limousine — a black Mercedes-Benz Maybach with gold emblems on the rear doors — as well as several minibuses and 15 motorcycle police clad in white suits. Christopher Bodeen,, "South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North," 20 June 2018 Soldiers filled one minibus and two trucks with people before driving them to Kanilai, Jammeh’s home town, according to multiple victims taken on the buses and witnesses who saw them leave. Sally Hayden, Washington Post, "Gambia’s dictator ordered a witch hunt. This village is still haunted by it.," 28 May 2018

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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: a small bus or van

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