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



BrE BrE//ˈrɪkʃɔː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪkʃɔː//
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a small light vehicle with two wheels used in some Asian countries to carry passengers. The rickshaw is pulled by somebody walking or riding a bicycle. See related entries: Types of vehicle Word Originlate 19th cent.: abbreviation of jinricksha ‘rickshaw’ Japanese, from jin ‘man’ + riki ‘strength’ + sha ‘vehicle’.
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