minibus

[min-ee-buhs]
noun
a small bus, seating about 15 passengers and typically transporting people short distances.
Also called microbus.


Origin:
1840–50; mini- + bus1; the 19th-century word, meaning “small carriage,” perhaps mini(mum) + (omni)bus

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minibus (ˈmɪnɪˌbʌs)
 
n
a small bus able to carry approximately ten passengers

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Example sentences
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.
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