Definitions

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

  • n. A station wagon in the shape of a small bus.

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  • n. A station wagon shaped like a small bus.

Etymologies

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From micro- +‎ bus

Examples

  • For Ramón, carrying so many children in his microbus is a great responsibility.

    Kiva Loans

  • You live here because the rent is affordable, because murderous drivers operate a cheap "microbus" service to town around the clock, because many of your friends live in the vicinity.

    Al-Ahram Weekly Online

  • For example, this morning when I boarded a microbus to get to an English class I teach at a museum, the wide dashboard of the bus had an entire shrine devoted to this outlawed "saint".

    Superstition

  • I thought it was an advertisement for a new forthcoming version of the old VW microbus product.

    This is how we should talk to kids - Anil Dash

  • Mr. Abad also bought a carcass of an old Volkswagen microbus — the stereotypical stoner vehicle — to use in marketing promotions, and hired an artist to craft a logo depicting a vehicle similar to the bus with a cannabis leaf prominently displayed on the front.

    Pot-Delivery Man Hits Speed Bumps

  • Volkswagen has a trademark for the microbus, wrote Jason Eves , a lawyer with Howard, Phillips & Andersen in Salt Lake City.

    Pot-Delivery Man Hits Speed Bumps

  • The controversy playing out in our front yard in Northwest Washington — over a parked 1972 Volkswagen microbus painted with peace signs and rainbows, and dubbed the Peace-Mobile — may strike some as frivolous or, as one commenter on an Internet site wrote, “problems rich people have.”

    Peace, love and a teachable moment in Palisades

  • When we arrived in a microbus with our Libyan security minders - the first journalists ever allowed to visit the top-secret site - there was a terrified plant manager who hadn't gotten the full memo about why we were coming.

    Michael Bronner: Civil War (Hold the Mustard...)

  • Our efforts to control atmospheric pollutants include replacing aging taxis, microbus and government fleets with lower emission vehicles, introducing a bike-sharing program, and building a world-class bus rapid transit system.

    Marcelo Ebrard: Earth Day and the World's Cities

  • An eyewitness said the gunmen in military uniforms approached the building after parking their old sedan and a microbus at the nearby historic Crescent Hotel.

    Al-Qaida Kills 11 In Ambush At Yemen Security Complex, Frees Detainees

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