bicycle taxi

noun

variants or less commonly bicycle cab
: a light, usually covered, 3-wheeled vehicle that is propelled by a cyclist and used like a taxicab to transport customers
As the bicycle taxi jingled off into traffic Slater Brown smoothed his suit and stepped inside.Rodes Fishburne, Going to See the Elephant, 2011

Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bicycle taxi was in 1934

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“Bicycle taxi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bicycle%20taxi. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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