bicycle

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A bicycle

Etymology[edit]

From bi- (two) +‎ Ancient Greek κύκλος (kuklos, circle, wheel), on the pattern of tricycle. First attested in English in 1868, from French bicyclette (1847). Superseded earlier velocipede.

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Noun[edit]

bicycle (plural bicycles)

  1. A vehicle that has two wheels, one behind the other, a steering handle, and a saddle seat or seats and is usually propelled by the action of a rider’s feet upon pedals.
  2. A traveling block used on a cable in skidding logs.
  3. The best possible hand in lowball.

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Verb[edit]

bicycle (third-person singular simple present bicycles, present participle bicycling, simple past and past participle bicycled)

  1. To travel or exercise using a bicycle.
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