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 for Hansom cab
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hansom \Han"som\ (h[a^]n"s[u^]m), n., Hansom cab \Han"som cab`\
     (k[a^]b`). [From the name of the inventor.]
     A light, low, two-wheeled covered carriage with the driver's
     seat elevated behind, the reins being passed over the top.
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           He hailed a cruising hansom . . . " 'Tis the gondola of
           London," said Lothair.                   --Beaconsfield.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cab \Cab\ (k[a^]b), n. [Abbrev. fr. cabriolet.]
     1. A kind of close carriage with two or four wheels, usually
        a public vehicle. "A cab came clattering up." --Thackeray.
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     Note: A cab may have two seats at right angles to the
           driver's seat, and a door behind; or one seat parallel
           to the driver's, with the entrance from the side or
           front.
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     Hansom cab. See Hansom.
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     2. The covered part of a locomotive, in which the engineer
        has his station. --Knight.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hansom cab
      n 1: a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the
           driver's seat above and behind the passengers [syn:
           hansom, hansom cab]

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