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[ped-i-kab] /ˈpɛd ɪˌkæb/
(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.
1945-50; pedi- + cab1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for pedicab


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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