Penny-farthing meaning

An early bicycle having a large front wheel and much smaller rear one.
noun
0
0
A type of bicycle popular in the 19th century, with the front wheel far larger than the rear one.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of penny-farthing

  • The British penny was a larger coin than the farthing.
    From Wiktionary
  • A reference to the old British coins
    From Wiktionary