Definition of hansom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhænsəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhænsəm//
(also hansom cab)
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a carriage with two wheels, pulled by one horse, used in the past to carry two passengers Word Originmid 19th cent.: named after Joseph A. Hansom (1803–82), English architect, designer of such a cab in 1834.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hansom