bicycle /ˈbʌɪsɪk(ə)l/


I. noun

a vehicle consisting of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars attached to the front wheel.
II. verb [no obj., with adverbial of direction]

1. ride a bicycle

they spent the holidays bicycling around the beautiful Devonshire countryside.
III. derivatives

bicyclist /ˈbʌɪsɪklɪst /

– origin mid 19th cent.: from bi- ‘two’ + Greek kuklos ‘wheel’.

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