Definition of rickshaw in English:


Line breaks: rick|shaw
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪkʃɔː
(also ricksha /-ʃə/)


1A light two-wheeled passenger vehicle drawn by one or more people, chiefly used in Asian countries.
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  • 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.
1.1 short for cycle rickshaw.


late 19th century: abbreviation of jinricksha.

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