Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small two-wheeled, hooded conveyance provided with springs and drawn by one or more men. It is used extensively in Japan, and is said to have been invented by an American missionary. Also spelled
- To go about in a jinrikisha.
- n. Alternative form of jinriksha.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Japan A small, two-wheeled, hooded vehicle drawn by one or more men.
- n. a small two-wheeled cart for one passenger; pulled by one person
“Now, the jinrikisha is exactly the vehicle in which one would expect to ride in this land of fairy children – large perambulators that hold one person comfortably; but instead of being trundled from behind by a white-capped nursemaid, one of the Henry II. gentlemen, who wears also straw sandals and an enormous blue mushroom hat on his head, ensconces himself between the little shafts in front and prances noiselessly away with it.”
“In the narrow streets of the native quarter, which seldom exceed ten feet in width and which have no sidewalks, the jinrikisha is the only carriage.”
“The jinrikisha is the common mode of conveyance, though the palanquin is perhaps nearly as much used.”
“Wolfe had the perfect story: The "first annual" gin and jinrikisha race.”
“In an interview this week, Wolfe recalled how he and Dr. Goetzmann decided to spice up the social life for the doctoral students by organizing a "first annual" gin and jinrikisha race.”
“The last morning of our stay, I went around in a jinrikisha, and my man was as fleet as a horse.”
“This required an early morning departure in a jinrikisha.”
“This sadoe has a canopy top; it is like the jinrikisha, convenient for a shopping excursion, but I pity any one who attempts to take a long drive in it!”
“We took a jinrikisha for a general exploration of the old Chinese city, and aside from what has been indicated, we went through the native quarter, saw several temples, visited a Chinese school, and ascended the high wall for a view.”
“There were many jinrikisha rides and much general enjoyment during the two weeks and a half that followed.”
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