Definition of minibus in English:



  • A small bus for about ten to fifteen passengers.

    • ‘Transport in Beijing is plentiful in the shape of regular buses, minibuses, subways and taxis.’
    • ‘He plans to run minibuses, which have higher operating costs per passenger than coaches, and some argue that his decision not to run all the way into central London will put passengers off.’
    • ‘City records show there are 12,764 minivans, 4,981 minibuses and 5,411 buses operating in the city.’
    • ‘Others packed onto coaches, hired minibuses, brought cars and even cycled to get to the march.’
    • ‘There are regular minibuses; passengers from Shanghai may wish to catch the one that leaves at 7: 40 pm.’
    • ‘Nine coaches and minibuses have been taken off the road after roadside checks uncovered a worrying catalogue of defects, including faulty brakes.’
    • ‘About 50 group members will protest, hanging banners on taxis and minibuses parked outside the legislature.’
    • ‘Currently, city public buses use the slow lane together with minibuses and private cars, often causing heavy traffic congestion.’
    • ‘Why would anyone choose a taxi, if buses, minibuses or ojek are available at any time and are cheaper?’
    • ‘Roadblocks would also focus on public passenger transport to ensure that minibuses and buses were roadworthy and not overloaded.’
    • ‘They have tried sharing cars and hiring expensive minibuses but some have children at other schools which means hours spent on the road every morning and evening.’
    • ‘The move comes after a fatal collision between a taxi and two speeding minibuses which ran a red light in North Point on October 22.’
    • ‘For example, he said, the government could permit minibuses and taxis to pick up and drop off passengers in restricted areas in public housing estates.’
    • ‘There are old blue and white minibuses everywhere overflowing with passengers.’
    • ‘It was also decided that caravans, goods vehicles, minibuses or coaches could be charged 25 per cent more for single crossings.’
    • ‘The fact the Multiple Sclerosis Society seems to use Tremaine Road as a parking garage for its ambulances and minibuses does not help either.’
    • ‘The Bishop's anger has sparked many an argument, in bars, among passengers in commuter minibuses, even among church congregations.’
    • ‘Tinted windows of minibuses allowed the police to fix their spotless head-gear at exactly the right angles.’
    • ‘In developing countries, pedestrians, cyclists, and passengers in minibuses and buses frequently belong to lower socioeconomic groups.’
    • ‘Locals looked on in surprise as hitch-hikers, cyclists, bikers, cars, vans and minibuses filled up the village square.’
    bus, minibus, van
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