Part of speech: noun

A low, two- wheeled, one- horse cab, with driver's seat perched back of the top.

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Usage examples "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", Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood.
  2. By W. Clark Russell 16. Mystery of a Hansom Cab. - "The Blunders of a Bashful Man", 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", Various.