Definition of rickshaw
: a small covered 2-wheeled vehicle usually for one passenger that is pulled by one man and that was used originally in Japan
Recent Examples of rickshaw from the Web
Narrow streets are jammed with cars, trucks, donkey carts and motorcycle rickshaws, or tuk-tuks, often driven by children.
Paytm makes a popular smartphone app that can be used to pay for goods and services spanning groceries to auto-rickshaw rides.
Small sampan boats, ox carts, tuk-tuks, bicycle rickshaws, and your own two feet get you through two countries heavy with history.
My favorite of Gedney’s India photos depicts two Calcutta rickshaw-pullers on a break, perched next to each other on one of their vehicles.
That’s cheaper than a ride on a rickshaw or nasi bungkus, a common street food dish of rice and other fillings wrapped in a banana leaf, Singleton said.
Prabhati mentally reviews the cost of the ticket: 1,350 rupees for the train, 300 more for the auto rickshaw from Majestic Station.
Witnesses told news channels that the collapse sounded like a bomb, shaking the surrounding buildings and engulfing pedestrians, rickshaws, cars and buses.
Meanwhile, Selvam says the government has still given no word about his fishing nets and rickshaw.
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Origin and Etymology of rickshaw
alteration of jinrikisha
First Known Use: 1879See Words from the same year
RICKSHAW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rickshaw for English Language Learners
: a small, light vehicle with two wheels that is pulled by one person on foot or on a bicycle and that is used in some Asian countries
RICKSHAW Defined for Kids
Definition of rickshaw for Students
: a small carriage with two wheels that is pulled by one person and was used originally in Japan
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