bikemaker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bike +‎ maker

Noun[edit]

bikemaker ‎(plural bikemakers)

  1. A person or company which manufactures bicycles or motorbikes.
    • 1979 April, Charles Leerhsen, “High technology at the track”, in Popular Mechanics[1]:
      Indeed, it was a Watertown, Mass., bikemaker named Sterling Elliot who turned out the first sulkies with small, steel-spoked wheels and pneumatic tires in 1892.
    • 2001 September 11, “Huffy drops bid for Schwinn”, in Dayton Business Journal[2]:
      Huffy Corp. this afternoon withdrew its offer in federal bankruptcy for rival bikemaker Schwinn/GT.
    • 2005 March 21, Joseph Weber, “He Really Got Harley Roaring”, in BusinessWeek[3]:
      He will be remembered for having co-authored one of the great American comeback stories: vaulting the 102-year-old Milwaukee bikemaker [Harley-Davidson Inc.] from the financial junkyard -- a near-bankruptcy experience -- to roaring success.
    • 2009 September 10, Alex Williams, “Whose Bike Are You Wearing?”, in New York Times[4]:
      And in June, Hublot, the luxury watchmaker, partnered with BMC, the Swiss bikemaker, to create a sleek black 11-speed, for about $20,000.