a light, three-wheeled vehicle, with one wheel in front and two in back, esp. one for children that is operated by pedals
Origin of tricycleFr: see tri- and amp; cycle
A vehicle, used especially by small children, that has three wheels, one at the front and two at the back, and is usually propelled by pedals.
Origin of tricycleFrench : tri-, three (from Greek tri-; see tri–) + Greek kuklos, wheel; see cycle.
- A cycle with three wheels, powered by pedals and usually intended for young children.
- (Philippines) cycle rickshaw (a motorized three-wheeler, the Philippine version of the rickshaw, consisting of a motorbike attached to a sidecar which may be customised according to the owner's choice. Widely used as a public means of transportation alongside the more popular Philippine jeepney).
(third-person singular simple present tricycles, present participle tricycling, simple past and past participle tricycled)
- To ride a tricycle.
- The child tricycled around the driveway until dark.
tri- +"Ž cycle.