Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A motorized rickshaw of South Asia and East Asia, often available for hire in the manner of a taxi.

Etymologies

auto- +‎ rickshaw (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A three-wheeled vehicle with a two-stroke engine, the autorickshaw is the motif of middle India.

    Top Headlines

  • Bangalore: Members of low-income group (LIG) such as autorickshaw drivers, beedi and garment workers, maid servants and roadside vendors can now dream of a roof over their heads.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Rally organizers gleefully play up the potential for unpleasant, unexpected catastrophe—catnip for the type of New Yorker who thrives on attempting arduous feats, from monthlong juice fasts to autorickshaw journeys.

    Around the World in 80 Ways

  • Photo by Swapan Nayak 'Sampoi Nungtau lost everything, even her main source of income, an autorickshaw, which was set on a fire on June 10, 2003 during clashes with a tribe that rivaled her own in Kachar Hills, Assam.'

    Art as Witness

  • It was just another hot day in Jaipur when Harish, an autorickshaw driver, sees Whitney, a University of Chicago student, ...

    Boing Boing Moderation Policy - Boing Boing

  • But appearances can be deceiving, because in rural India, a public bus is actually an autorickshaw meant to seat three people that held seven.

    Hrishikesh Srinagesh: Traveling in India

  • AFP/Getty Images TVS Motor - makers of the iconic autorickshaw - posted an increased sales by 29% in November to 157,041 units from 121,945 units, in 2009, of its of its two- and three-wheeled vehicles.

    India

  • The project involved the redesign of the chassis of the V_II 400 autorickshaw to achieve weight reduction and better convenience for passengers while getting on and off the vehicle.

    Indian Engineering Students Help Redesign the Rickshaw

  • I asked him to send Koli so that he could drive me back to Jessore so I could get my investors - I would rent an autorickshaw to bring them to the site if I had to.

    Kristin Boekhoff: Ecopreneur: Never Let Them See You Sweat

  • He made several calls - all of our friends were out of town and our normal autorickshaw driver could not be reached.

    Kristin Boekhoff: Ecopreneur: Never Let Them See You Sweat

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.