A kind of light passenger vehicle, carrying four persons. (archaic)
A type of bus (omnibus) similar in general appearnace to a standard-sized bus, but smaller and having a smaller passenger capacity, typically about 15 persons. It is usually used for transportation over relatively short distances.
... o'clock in the evening, and were unfortunate enough to have a driver to the vehicle we took, who did not know where the Observatory was. We knew that it was three miles from the city, and not much more. We were advised by a gentleman, who was in the same railroad box with us, to take a noddy, or a minibus, to the Observatory. What these things were, of course, we could only guess, and we did not care much, so we could only get out of our wooden box. We came to the conclusion that we could sympathize tolerably well ... — Travellers' Tales • Eliza Lee Follen