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minibus

[min-ee-buhs] /ˈmɪn iˌbʌs/
noun
1.
a small bus, seating about 15 passengers and typically transporting people short distances.
Also called microbus.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; mini- + bus1; the 19th-century word, meaning “small carriage,” perhaps mini(mum) + (omni)bus
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Examples from the web for minibus
  • minibus-sized garbage mounds were parked on the curb every couple of blocks.
  • Every car, minibus and pick-up on the island is roaring up and down, horn blasting.
  • The cheapest option is to utilize the minibus system.
  • Transport between the five main destinations is by minibus, boat and bicycle.
  • Transportation involved includes bus, canoe, minibus and foot.
  • Try to avoid using taxi and minibus transport within towns and cities.
  • Be wary of minibus taxis, the white vans that are often driven by unlicensed drivers.
  • Visitors looking for a more personalized tour can book a guided private tour by car or by deluxe minibus or coach.
  • Take a taxi to your hotel or the more economical minibus service that operates into the city center.
  • Travelers have the option of taking a minibus to the causeway from the visitor center or walking the mile along the cliff path.
British Dictionary definitions for minibus

minibus

/ˈmɪnɪˌbʌs/
noun
1.
a small bus able to carry approximately ten passengers
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