mini·​bus | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌbəs How to pronounce minibus (audio) \

Definition of minibus

: a small bus or van

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The House voted 227-194 Tuesday to approve a minibus appropriations package that includes $410 million in funding for construction of the new Louisville VA Medical Center. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville is one step closer to getting a new VA hospital after US House approves funding," 15 Nov. 2016 That evening the minibuses on the Muhajireen–Bab Touma route were crowded with passengers. Jonathan Wright, Harper's magazine, "The Tortoise and the Hedgehog," 10 June 2019 Beijing donated 50 large buses, 35 minibuses and nine fire engines ahead of the summit, some of which are among those lost. Rob Taylor, WSJ, "Dude, Where’s My Car? Pacific Nation Loses Fleet of Official Vehicles," 25 Jan. 2019 For starters, Chopra couldn’t sit down in it, and instead took a minibus to the museum and arrived standing up. Maria Ward, Vogue, "The Most Elaborate Trains in Met Gala Red Carpet History: Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and More," 23 Apr. 2019 When no one else strolled into the park to peek at the bodies, the men loaded the bags into the back of a minibus. Raja Abdulrahim, WSJ, "To Rebuild a Syrian City, Men First Dig Up and Rebury the Dead," 26 Oct. 2018 Details: Similar to Volkswagen’s plans for a new electric minibus, the Dethleffs e.home Type C motorhome combines a zero-emissions powertrain with tons of smart technologies inside. Megan Barber, Curbed, "5 campers pushing RV design into the future," 28 Sep. 2018 Every wall of the Boomerang Bookshop minibus has been converted to bookshelves. Eric Ginsburg, Teen Vogue, "These Heroes Are Saving Black Feminist Classics by Putting Them on Wheels," 8 Jan. 2019 But the money was enough to buy three new minibuses to transport Torcy’s players to matches and training. Washington Post, "Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of minibus

1958, in the meaning defined above

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: a small bus or van

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