rickshaw

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A rickshaw.

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From Japanese 力車 (rikisha), an abbreviation of 人力車 (じんりきしゃ jinrikisha), from Middle Chinese (nyin "person") + (lik "strength", "power") + (t͡ʃʰæ "cart") (compare Mandarin rénlìchē 人力車).

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rickshaw (plural rickshaws)

  1. A two-wheeled carriage pulled along by a person

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rickshaw (third-person singular simple present rickshaws, present participle rickshawing, simple past and past participle rickshawed)

  1. to move someone by means of a rickshaw (noun sense)