minibus

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

Definition of minibus

: a small bus or van

Examples of minibus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Angel Diaz was killed within a month of being returned to Honduras, shot while driving a minibus just up the street from where his father was parked at one of the bus stops. Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, "A legitimate fear of death doesn’t always matter in the US asylum system," 11 Oct. 2020 The shaky footage also showed what appeared to be a minibus on fire. Fox News, "Mysterious blast rocks Hezbollah stronghold in south Lebanon," 22 Sep. 2020 Laborers were driven to their work sites on crowded minibuses, stood in long lines for up to an hour at the canteen, and returned home to dorm rooms that house six people each. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, "Remote, Forbidding, and Infected: The Coronavirus Is Spreading in the Russian Arctic," 28 Apr. 2020 Over the past year Russia has sent Cuba 1,000 minibuses, 50 locomotives, tens of thousands of tourists and a promise to upgrade the island’s power grid with a multimillion-dollar improvement plan. Washington Post, "Putin hosts Cuban leader for talks on expanding ties," 29 Oct. 2019 Buzz minibus on display at the Poznań Motor Show in Poland on April 5. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "Volkswagen’s Costly Bet on Electric Cars," 12 Mar. 2019 The other two citizen journalists, Chen Qiushi and Fang Bin, who according to media reports also posted footage of overwhelmed hospitals and corpses piled in a minibus, have not yet resurfaced publicly. NBC News, "At the extremes of the earth, scientists stymied by coronavirus concerns," 23 Apr. 2020 There were also reports on social media of at least eight civilian deaths when a minibus was struck. Carlotta Gall, BostonGlobe.com, "Turkey launches deadly airstrikes against Syrian forces," 3 Feb. 2020 There were also reports on social media of at least eight civilian deaths when a minibus was struck. New York Times, "Turkey Launches Deadly Airstrikes Against Syrian Forces," 3 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of minibus

1958, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2020

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“Minibus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minibus. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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minibus

noun
How to pronounce minibus (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of minibus

: a small bus or van

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