Bicycle definition

bīsĭkəl, -sĭ-kəl, -sīkəl
To travel over on a bicycle.
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A vehicle consisting of a tubular metal frame mounted on two large, wire-spoked wheels, one behind the other, and equipped with handlebars, a saddlelike seat, and foot pedals.
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To ride or travel on a bicycle.
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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.
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The definition of a bicycle is a two-wheeled vehicle with one wheel in front of the other which is propelled using foot pedals.

A two-wheeled vehicle that you pedal is an example of a bicycle.

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Bicycle is defined as to ride a two-wheeled vehicle that you propel forward by pedaling with your feet.

When you ride a two-wheeled vehicle (also called a bicycle), this is an example of a time when you bicycle.

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A traveling block used on a cable in skidding logs.
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The best possible hand in lowball.
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To travel or exercise using a bicycle.
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To carry on or as on a bicycle.
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An exercise bicycle.
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To ride or travel on a bicycle.
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A vehicle consisting of a light frame mounted on two wire-spoked wheels one behind the other and having a seat, handlebars for steering, brakes, and two pedals or a small motor by which it is driven.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bicycle
Plural:
bicycles

Origin of bicycle

  • Probably bi– -cycle (on the model of tricycle three-wheeled coach)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From bi- (“two”) +‎ Ancient Greek κύκλος (kuklos, “circle, wheel”), on the pattern of tricycle. First attested in English in 1868, from French bicyclette (1847). Superseded earlier velocipede.

    From Wiktionary