pedi·​cab | \ ˈpe-di-ˌkab How to pronounce pedicab (audio) \

Definition of pedicab

: a tricycle with a 2-seat passenger compartment covered by a usually folding top and a separate seat for a driver who pedals

Examples of pedicab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pedicab went in front of a police cruiser rolling across the intersection on Royal when Hansel fired a gun several times at the marked SUV's windshield and began running away, the sources said. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer,, "Man suspected of shooting NOPD officer in French Quarter identified by sources," 30 Oct. 2020 Abney, 31, was driving a patrol cruiser with officer Brooke Duncan IV on Royal Street on Friday at about 4:30 p.m. when a pedicab on St. Philip Street approached the Royal intersection. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer,, "Trevor Abney ID'd as New Orleans police officer shot in French Quarter," 31 Oct. 2020 Today, Monsivais drives a pedicab and picks up passengers for Arcade City, which still operates in Austin. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "What Happens If Uber and Lyft Flee California? Look at Austin," 20 Aug. 2020 Another touch of fun was provided by Dale Salzman, who drove a pedicab with a drop-down plastic curtain to protect passengers. Denys Bucksten,, "Rain no deterrent to wine walk in Highwood," 23 Sep. 2019 And e-pedicabs could replace most taxi trips in the inner city. Ryan Cooper, TheWeek, "The real potential of the electric vehicle revolution," 17 Feb. 2020 Instead, the industry is thriving, with almost 200 pedicabs in operation throughout the city. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: Clock starts on potential CPS strike, 2 Chicago cops fired a decade after child abuse accusations and other things to know to start your day," 27 Aug. 2019 In the first months after the ordinance passed, many pedicabs stopped operating. Mary Wisniewski,, "Chicago regulation didn’t kill pedicabs — they’re literally bigger than ever. But the business has changed, and some drivers say people are breaking the rules.," 26 Aug. 2019 Some pedicab drivers feared regulations put in place by Chicago five years ago – banning them from Michigan Avenue and State Street, as well as from the Loop during rush hour, would put them out of business. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: Clock starts on potential CPS strike, 2 Chicago cops fired a decade after child abuse accusations and other things to know to start your day," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of pedicab

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pedicab

Latin ped-, pes + English cab

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“Pedicab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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