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pedicab

[ped-i-kab] /ˈpɛd ɪˌkæb/
noun
1.
(especially in Southeast Asia) a three-wheeled public conveyance operated by pedals, typically one having a hooded cab for two passengers mounted behind the driver.
Also called trishaw.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; pedi- + cab1
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Examples for pedicab
  • Hire a pedicab to pedal you around the neighborhood's attractions.
  • Li spent the past two months sneaking a pedicab into the city and, for the first time, competing with city dwellers for customers.
  • The new charges include a penalty for leaving a pedicab unattended and one for failure to comply with pedicab restrictions.
British Dictionary definitions for pedicab

pedicab

/ˈpɛdɪˌkæb/
noun
1.
a pedal-operated tricycle, available for hire, with an attached seat for one or two passengers
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Encyclopedia Article for pedicab

three-wheeled vehicle with a hooded carriage body balanced on two of the wheels. The body may be placed in front or in back of the driver, who propels the vehicle by pedaling. Pedicabs are the successors to rickshas (q.v.) and have been widely used in East and Southeast Asia. The pedicab has been adapted for specialized uses; one example is a pedicab school bus.

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