Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A two-wheeled covered carriage with the driver's seat up and behind the cab.

Usage examples (37)
  • They hired a hansom cab to bring them from the church to the reception hall after the wedding.
  • She called a hansom and once more drove to her favorite
  • She called a hansom, drove to a post-office, and sent a telegram:
  • So I called a hansom, and she sank back in a corner with a little sigh of relief. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "handsome" (good-looking or attractive) handyman repaired the broken wheel on the "hansom" ( a horse-drawn carriage).
add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.