penny farthing

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Etymology[edit]

The British penny was a larger coin than the farthing. [1]

Noun[edit]

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A penny farthing

penny farthing (plural penny farthings)

  1. A type of bicycle popular in the 19th century, with the front wheel far larger than the rear one.

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  1. ^ Herlihy, David V. (2004). Bicycle, The History. Yale University Press. pp. 155–250. ISBN 0-300-10418-9.