Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A four-wheeled vehicle, powered by a person, usually by means of pedals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A four-wheeled vehicle intended to be propelled by the feet of the rider.
  • n. A vehicle of the ‘cycle’ type, having four wheels and propelled by a small gasolene (or other) motor: usually constructed to carry one person.

Etymologies

quadri- +‎ cycle; compare bicycle, tricycle. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In Europe there is a vehicle classification called the quadricycle for these small low speed vehicles.

    Autoblog Green

  • The REVA L-ion (classified as a quadricycle under UK and European law) and fast charge stations will be available to pre-order from REVA distributors in Norway, UK, France, Cyprus,

    Green Car Congress

  • There are no electric cars to speak of, apart from the tiny G-Wiz (and that's more of a "quadricycle", says Greenpeace) and there won't be till 2011.

    The Guardian World News

  • As a "quadricycle" it does not qualify for a government grant – but still gets the full congestion charge discount.

    A global industry: the big picture

  • With its tandem-style seats and catchy looks, the two-seater Twizy "quadricycle" is something different.

    A global industry: the big picture

  • As I was leaving, for the second year in a row I saw a family in a quadricycle.

    We all live in a bloodred submarine

  • Messrs. Serpollet are occupied at present with studying the special arrangements which will be needed for connecting their boiler with a quadricycle, a torpedo boat, a stove, a locomotive, or a stationary machine of 10 horse power, and with rectangular parts.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 664, September 22,1888

  • Though there may be a kind of gayety in this, yet I'll hazard that in the whole range of quadricycle life no vehicle is more free from any taint of riotous conduct.

    Journeys to Bagdad

  • Named "La Marquise" after the count's mother, the quadricycle has only had four owners.

  • It doesn't feel like a very fast car, although it's by far better than any other quadricycle on the market.

    Autoblog Green

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