pedi·​cab ˈpe-di-ˌkab How to pronounce pedicab (audio)
: 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 And Boris, the pedicab driver, stopped and offered me a ride. Kelsie Schrader, Curbed, 26 Oct. 2023 Guests traveled to the party on New York City pedicabs that traveled down 5th Avenue from the Plaza. Adrienne Gaffney, ELLE, 8 Sep. 2023 Motor vehicles and pedicabs also were temporarily banned along different sections of Fifth Avenue five days a week during the pandemic, which played a major role in the passage of the permanent ban that began Saturday. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 July 2023 Try a pedicab Friday through Monday of the festival weekend, Invesco QQQ will be running free pedicabs from three hubs near various events related to the tournament. Michael Murney, Chron, 24 Mar. 2023 At the intersection, pedicab driver Sarah Yopp’s cycle rickshaw rolls to a stop. Jake Sheridan, Chicago Tribune, 13 June 2023 Mamadu Barrie, a pedicab biker in New York’s Central Park, came out Wednesday and Thursday to ferry customers around the park despite the orange sky and acrid air. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, 8 June 2023 If most of your excursions and explorations are downtown, bring walking shoes or keep an eye out for pedicabs—an enjoyable way to get back to your hotel after dinner or a round of drinks. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 31 May 2023 Since July 2020, different parts of Fifth Avenue have been closed to motor vehicle and pedicab traffic during various hours five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


Latin ped-, pes + English cab

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pedicab was in 1922

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“Pedicab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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