from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small three-wheeled vehicle having a seat, pedals, and handlebars in front for the operator and a usually hooded cab in back for passengers.

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  • n. A tricycle having a hooded cab to seat paying passengers

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a tricycle (usually propelled by pedalling); used in the Orient for transporting passengers for hire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tricycle (usually propelled by pedalling); used in the Orient for transporting passengers for hire


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