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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 of minibus
1840-1850
1840-50; mini- + bus1; the 19th-century word, meaning “small carriage,” perhaps mini(mum) + (omni)bus
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  • Ten Syrians were killed in a minibus that had come from Lebanon, Syrian media reported last weekend.

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minibus

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