2. Noun. (cycling) The main group of riders formed during a cycling road race. ¹
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Definition of Peloton
1. the main body of riders in a bicycle race [n -S]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peloton
peloton (current term)
pelt of the dog
Literary usage of Peloton
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Gun, Ram, and Torpedo: Manoeuvres and Tactics of a Naval Battle in the by Gerard Henry Uchtred Noel, Charles Campbell, John Knox Laughton (1874)
"The line abreast, in closed order, has some of these advantages; the echelon of ships has more ; but it seems beyond a doubt that three ships in peloton are ..."
2. Trooper 3809, a Private Soldier of the Third Republic by Lionel Decle (1899)
"Sergeants drill the men of their peloton, and are responsible to their ... Whenever the peloton is ordered to assemble, the Sergeant passes through the ..."