jin·rik·sha or jin·rick·sha also jin·riki·sha (jĭn-rĭkshô′)
A small, two-wheeled carriage drawn by one or two persons.
[Japanese jinrikisha : jin, person (from Middle Chinese rin) + riki, strength (from Middle Chinese lik) + sha, cart, carriage, vehicle (from Middle Chinese tʂhia, probably of Indo-European origin; akin to Tocharian A kukäl, Tocharian B kokale, wagon); see kwel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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