rickshaw

noun
rick·​shaw | \ˈrik-ˌshȯ \
variants: or less commonly ricksha

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

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Police and rescue workers launched an immediate relief operation, recovering bodies from cars and a three-wheeled rickshaw, Agarwal said. Huizhong Wu, CNN, "India overpass collapse kills at least 15 in Varanasi," 16 May 2018 The company recently matched Ola’s own motorcycle-hailing and auto-rickshaw-hailing products. Johana Bhuiyan, Recode, "Uber’s retreat from Southeast Asia makes India, the Middle East and Latin America the next battlegrounds," 26 Mar. 2018 These chewable tablets offer a fruity (if somewhat bitter), naturally caffeinated boost to get you through a long day of shuttling between gates and hailing rickshaws. Outside Online, "The Best Travel Accessories of 2018," 15 May 2018 Armed men opened fire at a rickshaw carrying the family of three who were returning home from a bazaar at around 6:45 p.m. (9.45 a.m. ET) local time. Euan Mckirdy, CNN, "ISIS claims responsibility for killing of Pakistani Christian family," 3 Apr. 2018 The most recent killing took place Tuesday night, when gunmen opened fire on a rickshaw carrying a transgender woman who went by the name Pinky and her male companion. Zaheeruddin Babar And Zarar Khan, The Christian Science Monitor, "Pakistan's first transgender newscaster breaks barriers," 28 Mar. 2018 The most recent killing took place Tuesday night, when gunmen opened fire on a rickshaw carrying a transgender woman who went by the name Pinky and her male companion. Washington Post, "Pakistan’s first trans TV anchor hopes to change perceptions," 28 Mar. 2018 Related The most recent killing took place Tuesday night, when gunmen opened fire on a rickshaw carrying a transgender woman who went by the name Pinky and her male companion. NBC News, "Pakistan's first transgender TV anchor hopes to change perceptions," 28 Mar. 2018 This, however, will be the second time Uber is attempting to launch an auto-rickshaw service after shuttering a similar pilot in 2015 — so doing it right is no small feat. Johana Bhuiyan, Recode, "Uber’s retreat from Southeast Asia makes India, the Middle East and Latin America the next battlegrounds," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rickshaw

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rickshaw

alteration of jinrikisha

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rickshaw

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rickshaw

: 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

noun
rick·​shaw
variants: also ricksha \ ˈrik-​ˌshȯ \

Kids Definition of rickshaw

: a small carriage with two wheels that is pulled by one person and was used originally in Japan

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