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ricksha Syllabification: rick·sha
Pronunciation: /ˈrikˌSHô/
(also rickshaw)

Definition of ricksha in English:


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1A light two-wheeled hooded vehicle drawn by one or more people, used chiefly in Asian countries.
Example sentences
  • I'm not talking about some futuristic Mad Max scenario where the oil runs out and we're forced to travel round in horse drawn carts and rickshaws.
  • The road was a blur; a blur of traffic that ranged from modern cars to classic Asian rickshaws.
  • All over Southeast Asia rickshaws are the unsung vehicles that keep populations moving along congested streets and narrow alleyways, swinging deftly through multiple lanes of angry city traffic as quietly as worker ants.
1.1A vehicle similar to a three-wheeled bicycle, having a seat for passengers behind the driver.
Example sentences
  • This will mean that no two-stroke motorcycles, rickshaws or delivery vans, will be allowed to ply the roads of the metropolis.
  • Alongside late-model European, American and Japanese cars, one finds hand-pulled trolleys, horse-drawn trucks, bicycle carts and pedal-driven rickshaws.
  • Dual lane highways will carry everything from pedal rickshaws to articulated trucks in all forms of disrepair, some having major workshop overhauls in the middle of the road, where they broke down.


Late 19th century: abbreviation of jinrikisha.

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