Definition of Boneshaker

1. Noun. Any wheeled vehicle that is dilapidated and uncomfortable. "That old bike without rubber tires was a real boneshaker"

Generic synonyms: Wheeled Vehicle

Definition of Boneshaker

1. Noun. A velocipede (the bicycle of the late 1860s). ¹

2. Noun. Something jolty. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boneshaker

bones of contention
bones of digits
bones of inferior limb
bones of lower limb
bones of skull
bones of superior limb
bones of upper extremity
bones of upper limb
bones of visceral cranium
bones up
boneshaker (current term)
bonfire boys
bonfire night
bonfire societies

Literary usage of Boneshaker

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1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1897)
"This was succeeded by the boneshaker, the invention of which was attributed to Pierre Lallement, about the year 1864. This was the first s >rt of bicycle to ..."

2. Cassell's Complete Book of Sports and Pastimes: Being a Compendium of Out by Cassell (London) (1896)
"THE boneshaker OF 1869. It was a fearful thing when one thinks of it. In outward shape it somewhat resembled the Safety of to-day, but in actual mechanism ..."

3. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"... did away with much of the terrible vibration which had earned for the first bicycle its nickname of " boneshaker." Simultaneously the size of the front ..."

4. Journal by Chartered Insurance Institute (1902)
"Notwithstanding this, however, it seems to have found favour with the public, who very rightly christened it the " boneshaker. ..."

5. Hyde Park, Its History and Romance by Alec-Tweedie (Ethel), Ethel Brilliana Harley Tweedie (1908)
"Bicycles rapidly evolved from the old " boneshaker," with wooden wheels and ... The " boneshaker " was itself an offspring of the earlier " hobby-horse" on ..."

6. The Marvels of Modern Mechanism and Their Relations to Social Betterment by Jerome Bruce Crabtree (1901)
"From "The boneshaker" to Pneumatic Tires. In 1855 Ernst Michaux, a French inventor, ... From 1866 until 1870 the "boneshaker," as it came to be called, ..."

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