Translation of straphanger in Spanish:

straphanger

Pronunciation: /ˈstræpˌhæŋər; ˈstræpˌhæŋə(r)/

n

  • [colloquial/familiar]persona que viaja en transporte público, muchas veces de pie
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    • A good Samaritan who was viciously slashed as he defended another subway rider from a razor-wielding robber said yesterday no other passengers came to his aid - not even the straphanger he rescued.
    • The other straphangers look at me with stony faces.
    • For the third year now, the spirits of weary straphangers on Calgary transit will be lifted.
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    • New York's most beautiful outer-borough neighborhoods have a harder time competing with Westchester and New Jersey for affluent residents when straphangers must endure brutal commutes.
    • On my daily commute to work, I always notice a newspaper salesman at a dangerous intersection of the Grand Central Parkway, hawking all of New York's hometown papers for both straphangers and drivers.
    • But there will be plenty of other victims - starting with the 7 million straphangers and 600,000 schoolchildren who depend on city subways and buses every day.

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