[ 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.

Origin of pedicab

First recorded in 1945–50; pedi- + cab1
Also called trishaw. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for pedicab

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

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

    Makers|Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for pedicab

/ (ˈpɛdɪˌkæb) /


a pedal-operated tricycle, available for hire, with an attached seat for one or two passengers
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