This week’s character is 車 (ce1) which means vehicle.
This character has its origins in a glyph depicting a carriage as seen from above.
The top and bottom horizontal strokes actually represent the two wheels on either side of the carriage, while the 田 (tin4) character represents the seating or loading area, with the vertical brush stroke indicating the central axle of the vehicle.
I think visualizing it the other way (as I’ve drawn it) works too!
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