velocipede

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English[edit]

A velocipede.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French vélocipède, from Latin velox (swift) + pes (foot)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɪˈlɒs.ɪ.piːd/
  • Hyphenation: ve‧lo‧ci‧pede

Noun[edit]

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velocipede (plural velocipedes)

  1. (historical) An early two-wheeled conveyance upon which one rode astride a wooden frame propelled by means of pushing the feet against the ground.
  2. (archaic) Any three- or four-wheeled machine driven by foot or hand levers to the rear or front axle.
  3. (archaic) A late-1860s bicycle driven by cranks on the front axle.
  4. A bicycle.

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Verb[edit]

velocipede (third-person singular simple present velocipedes, present participle velocipeding, simple past and past participle velocipeded)

  1. to ride on velocipede

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Noun[edit]

velocipede m (plural velocipedi)

  1. velocipede

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