rickshaw

noun
rick·​shaw | \ ˈrik-ˌshȯ How to pronounce rickshaw (audio) \
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

Examples of rickshaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed for residents to follow the rule and for private taxi and auto-rickshaw drivers to support it. BostonGlobe.com, "Traffic police officers, wearing protective masks, signaled cars to stop for not following the temporary rule. New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed for residents to follow the rule and for private taxi and auto-rickshaw drivers to support it.," 5 Nov. 2019 Amid the fierce fighting, residents fled with their belongings loaded into cars, pickup trucks and motorcycle rickshaws, while others escaped on foot. Anchorage Daily News, "Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting," 11 Oct. 2019 News reports said the road in front of the explosion site was busy with people and tricycle rickshaws. Fox News, "At least seven killed in Bangladesh gas explosion," 19 Nov. 2019 New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed for residents to follow the rule and for private taxi and auto-rickshaw drivers to support it. BostonGlobe.com, "Traffic police officers, wearing protective masks, signaled cars to stop for not following the temporary rule. New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed for residents to follow the rule and for private taxi and auto-rickshaw drivers to support it.," 5 Nov. 2019 New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed for residents to follow the rule and for private taxi and auto-rickshaw drivers to support it. NBC News, "India's capital New Delhi restricts cars as resident choke on toxic smog," 4 Nov. 2019 Amid the fierce fighting, residents fled with their belongings loaded into cars, pickup trucks and motorcycle rickshaws, while others escaped on foot. Anchorage Daily News, "Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting," 11 Oct. 2019 Residents fled with their belongings loaded into cars, pickup trucks and motorcycle rickshaws, while others escaped on foot. Mehmet Guzel, The Denver Post, "Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting," 10 Oct. 2019 Amid the fierce fighting, residents fled with their belongings loaded into cars, pickup trucks and motorcycle rickshaws, while others escaped on foot. Lefteris Pitarakis And Mehmet Guzel, chicagotribune.com, "Turkey presses assault on Kurds in Syria as thousands flee the fighting," 10 Oct. 2019

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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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Last Updated

6 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Rickshaw.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rickshaw. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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rickshaw

noun
How to pronounce rickshaw (audio)

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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