hansom (cab)han·som [cab]
a two-wheeled covered carriage for two passengers, drawn by one horse: the driver's seat is above and behind the passenger compartment
Origin of hansom (cab)after J. A. Hansom (1803-82), Eng architect and inventor, who designed it
(plural Hansom cabs)
- A two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, once used as a vehicle for hire.
After Joseph Hansom