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See also: Hansom
hansom (plural hansoms)
- (historical) A Hansom cab; a carriage
1886, Robert Louis Stephenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde:
- I rose accordingly from table, got into a hansom, and drove straight to Jekyll's house.
1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, in The Tremarn Case:
- “There the cause of death was soon ascertained ; the victim of this daring outrage had been stabbed to death from ear to ear with a long, sharp instrument, in shape like an antique stiletto, which […] was subsequently found under the cushions of the hansom. […]”