banana seat


: an elongated bicycle saddle

Examples of banana seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pick from single-speed bikes, cruisers, sport hybrids, eight-speed road bikes, classic banana seat cruisers (small enough to work for some kids), kids’ bikes, tandem bicycles (that’s a two-person bike) or even an adult tricycle. Dakota Kim, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2023 After all, who’s going to buy this who didn’t ride a Huffy bike with a banana seat and handlebar streamers? Globe Staff,, 2 Feb. 2022 The local community is fearful of The Grabber—this was an era before cell phones and when children spent most of their after-school time unsupervised and riding around on their banana seat bicycles. Angela Dawson, Forbes, 22 June 2022 Behind the banana seat of my tiny turquoise bicycle, my father installed squeaky metal training wheels to help me gain balance and confidence. Cathy Garrard, Redbook, 24 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of banana seat was in 1963

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“Banana seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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