hansom hansom  /ˈhæn səm/


  • (n) a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers


  1. A year ago there were ten hansom cabs in London.
  2. Citizens of Chicago were thus reminded that the ugly men who have supplanted the silk-hatted drivers of hansom cabs, were at war again.
  3. She squanders her family's meager monthly handouts on dining at a cafe or on rides in a hansom cab.


  1. Victory Temple to hold Men’s Conference

    Victory Temple Church will hold their Men’s Conference August 28 - 30, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Guest speakers are as follows: Wednesday - Pastor Amos Hansom of God’s Holy Tabernacle in Twin City; Thursday - Pastor Joel Davis of Willow Springs Baptist Church in Twin City; and Friday, Prophet Me
    on August 26, 2013     Source: The Swainsboro Forest-Blade

  2. Elderly woman unhurt after driving into Oakland house, sparking fire

    An elderly woman drove her car into home in the Oakland Hills Wednesday afternoon, sparking a garage fire, a fire battalion chief said. Crews responded to reports of a car into a house in the 8100 block of Hansom Drive around noon, a fire dispatcher said. Oakland fire Battalion Chief James Bowron said a woman in her late 80s was driving when she lost control of her car and plowed through the ...
    on August 22, 2013     Source: KTVU

  3. Sleazy pedicab drivers use horse-carriage ruse to lure tourists

    They’re promising horse rides — but delivering horse manure. Sleazy pedicab drivers are scamming gullible tourists near Central Park with a bait-and-switch scheme in which they try to force their marks into the back of their bicycle rickshaws after first offering romantic hansom-cab rides. The pedal-powered flimflammers can be seen...
    on August 21, 2013     Source: New York Post

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