Meaning of “rickshaw” in the English Dictionary

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"rickshaw" in British English

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rickshawnoun [ C ]

also ricksha uk /ˈrɪk.ʃɔː/ us /ˈrɪk.ʃɑː/


  • Another traditional taxi service that uses muscle power instead of engines is the rickshaw.
  • Historians think that rickshaws were first used in Japan in the mid-19th century.
  • Pulling rickshaws was very hard work for the drivers.

(Definition of “rickshaw” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)