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trishaw

Syllabification: tri·shaw
Pronunciation: /ˈtrīˌSHô
 
/

Definition of trishaw in English:

noun

A light three-wheeled vehicle with pedals, used in East Asia.
Example sentences
  • Pickets threw crude bombs at police and passing vehicles, including slow-moving trishaws, during the strike, disrupting normal life and economic activity in Dhaka and other urban areas across country.
  • I slide into the flow of tasseled trishaws, pedestrians, clicking bicycles.
  • Pedal-powered trishaws still ply the streets.

Origin

1940s: from tri- 'three' + ricksha.

Words that rhyme with trishaw

scrimshaw • dogshore

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