from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small horse-drawn cab with two wheels, side seats, and an entrance at the back, used in the 19th century.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A kind of low horse-drawn carriage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of low-hung cab.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A low-set two- (sometimes four-) wheeled cab or carriage, with the entrance in the back and the seats at the sides: used in many cities of the United States.
After Peter Herdic (1824-1888), American inventor.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Peter Herdic, the inventor. (Wiktionary)