/jin rik"shaw, -shah/, n.
a small, two-wheeled, cartlike passenger vehicle with a fold-down top, pulled by one person, formerly used widely in Japan and China.
Also, jinricksha, jinrickshaw, jinriksha. Also called rickshaw, ricksha.
[1870-75; < Japn, equiv. to jin person + -riki power + -sha vehicle ( < MChin, equiv. to Chin rénlì she)]

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  • jinrikisha — noun see jinricksha …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • jinrikisha — jin·rik·i·sha || dʒɪn rɪkʃjɔː n. type of two wheeled Japanese carriage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jinrikisha — jin·rik·i·sha …   English syllables

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  • jinrikisha — /dʒɪnˈrɪkʃə/ (say jin rikshuh) noun → rickshaw. {Japanese, from jin person + riki power + sha vehicle; all elements from Chinese} …   Australian English dictionary

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