- any of various early bicycles or tricycles
- an old type of handcar for use on railroad tracks
Origin of velocipedeFrench vélocipède ; from Classical Latin velox (gen. velocis), swift, speedy (for Indo-European base see way) + pes (gen. pedis), foot
- A tricycle.
- a. Any of several early bicycles having pedals attached to the front wheel.b. An early bicycle propelled by pushing the feet along the ground while straddling the vehicle.
Origin of velocipedeFrench vélocipède : Latin v&emacron;l&omacron;x, v&emacron;l&omacron;c-, fast; see velocity + Latin p&emacron;s, ped-, foot; see –ped.
- Early two-wheeled conveyance upon which one rode astride a wooden frame propelled by means of pushing the feet against the ground
- (archaic) Generic term for three and four-wheeled machines driven by foot or hand levers to the rear or front axle
- (archaic) a late-1860s bicycle driven by cranks on the front axle
- a bicycle