(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.

Origin of pedicab

First recorded in 1945–50; pedi- + cab1
Also called trishaw. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pedicab

Contemporary Examples of pedicab

  • None looked jumpy to me; in fact the pedicab cyclists beside our carriage looked more winded and annoyed.

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    De Blasio Whipped by Horse Lobby

    Josh Robin

    March 8, 2014

Historical Examples of pedicab

  • Lester got smooched when they saw the girls off in a pedicab.


    Cory Doctorow

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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