Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A jinriksha.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of rickshaw.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small two-wheeled cart for one passenger; pulled by one person

Etymologies

Short for jinriksha.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • We are entirely at the mercy of our "ricksha" men, and have not the remotest idea of where they are driving us; but assuming they know more about the city than we, this does not exercise us much.

    In Eastern Seas Or, the Commission of H.M.S. 'Iron Duke,' flag-ship in China, 1878-83

  • The small single-seated "ricksha" is drawn by a Chinaman in a loose blue blouse, bare-legged, and with a pointed straw hat on his head.

    From Pole to Pole A Book for Young People

  • My hat was gone; the sailor's knot, with which I had tied the silk handkerchief round my neck, had been slipped and drawn tight against my windpipe, nearly choking me; my clothes were all dusty and awry, from where I had been rolling on the ground with two doughty 'ricksha' men and a policeman; and, in fact, I must have presented a most charming appearance as I came under the lights of the police station and custom-house.

    A NIGHT'S SWIM IN YEDDO BAY

  • The ricksha man and the wharf coolie are worse off than the horse and camel in many another land.

    The Last Empress

  • This lady is a very friendly person, the ricksha guys dont stop for her , I help her get into the ricksha so she not wanting me shoot her pictures is not the case here.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Now meet him again as you hire a cab or ricksha towards your home bound destination...

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Most of you guys out there wont believe this , and I dont know whether you should, she is a very simple Muslim lady, who collects tiffins from homes of school kids and than bundles them up in a ricksha to deliver it on time to the kids at various schools of Bandra.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Shopkeepers tie this at the doors of their shop to keep away evil and bad luck..green chillies lime and coal..even ricksha guys and cab drivers hang it it in their vehicles..

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The most congenial female Adams encountered in his travels was the wife of Ernest Fenollosa, whose ministrations delivered him from the “oily nastiness” of the local cuisine and spared him the labor of negotiating with innkeepers and ricksha drivers.

    The Five of Hearts

  • On the quay, a ricksha sped the newcomers to a hotel overlooking the harbor and the vast, smooth sea, which reminded La Farge of the blank expanses in Japanese prints.

    The Five of Hearts

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