What does the word hansom mean?

Usage examples for hansom

  1. She had better take a hansom, it now being proper for ladies to go out to dinner alone in full dress in one of these singularly open and exposed- looking carriages. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  2. By W. Clark Russell 16. Mystery of a Hansom Cab. – The Blunders of a Bashful Man by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  3. I thought he came back to us, Mr. Weatherhead, driving up in a hansom- cab, and he was just the same as ever- only he wore blue spectacles, and the shaved part of him was painted a bright red. – Stories By English Authors: London by Various