Definition of Bicycle

1. Noun. A wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals.

2. Verb. Ride a bicycle. "They bicycle in the countryside"
Exact synonyms: Bike, Cycle, Pedal, Wheel
Specialized synonyms: Unicycle, Backpedal
Generic synonyms: Ride
Derivative terms: Bicycler, Bicyclist, Bike, Bike, Cycling, Cyclist, Pedal, Pedaler, Pedaller, Wheel, Wheeler

Definition of Bicycle

1. n. A light vehicle having two wheels one behind the other. It has a saddle seat and is propelled by the rider's feet acting on cranks or levers.

Definition of Bicycle

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. A traveling block used on a cable in skidding logs. ¹

3. Noun. The best possible hand in lowball. ¹

4. Verb. To travel or exercise using a bicycle. ¹

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Definition of Bicycle

1. to ride a bicycle (a two-wheeled vehicle) [v -CLED, -CLING, -CLES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bicycle

bicuspid aortic valve
bicuspid tooth
bicuspid valve
bicycle (current term)
bicycle chain
bicycle clip
bicycle clips
bicycle helmet
bicycle helmets
bicycle kick
bicycle kicks
bicycle lane
bicycle lanes
bicycle mail
bicycle path
bicycle pump
bicycle race

Literary usage of Bicycle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Corporate Promotions and Reorganizations by Arthur Stone Dewing (1914)
"CHAPTER X THE AMERICAN bicycle COMPANY Early history of bicycle industry,; promotion of American bicycle Company, 251; early management, 255; ..."

2. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Benjamin Vincent, Joseph Haydn (1906)
"22 sec., safety bicycle, 1902; AC Gray and HL Dixon, 5 hr. 17 min. ... HH Sansom and E. Oxborrow, 27 nr- 33 min., tandem bicycle, 1894 ; FR Goodwin, 25 h r. ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"It appears by the evidence in this case that the bicycle path here in question was constructed by the county commissioners of Hennepin county in the summer ..."

4. A Treatise on Gyrostatics and Rotational Motion: Theory and Applications by Andrew Gray (1918)
"In the former case the bicycle is stable both when at rest and when in motion, ... We give here the second case, in which an old type of bicycle is used. ..."

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