minibus

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

Definition of minibus

: a small bus or van

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The city owns 12 Circulator buses and is leasing six cut-away minibuses from RMA, Penny said. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "Charm City Circulator ridership plunges after bumpy transition to new operator," 15 Aug. 2019 To reach Arslanbob, take a marshrutka (a local minibus) from Jalal-Abad or Osh. Kay Rodriguez, National Geographic, "8 wild and beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan," 27 Mar. 2019 In Japan, SoftBank Group separately announced plans to roll out 10 of these minibuses there in early 2019 as a pilot program. Shan Li, WSJ, "Baidu Earnings: What to Watch," 30 July 2018 Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News This week’s minibus would bar the administration from using money to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a global climate-change accord that Mr. Trump has moved to leave by November 2020. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "Democrats Use Spending Bills to Push Climate Measures," 20 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of minibus

1958, in the meaning defined above

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minibus

noun

English Language Learners Definition of minibus

: a small bus or van

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