beach cruiser

noun

: a usually single-speed bicycle that is typically equipped with balloon tires and is designed to be ridden in an upright seating position
He was 6'2" and 300 pounds as a sophomore at Morse High in San Diego, and he was riding his beach cruiser home from band practice one day, his trumpet case balancing on the handlebars, when the football coach stopped him and said, "You know, you really ought to try football."Tim Keown

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Examples of beach cruiser in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And a Sunset favorite is the new Le Petit Pali at 8th Ave, a charming BNB that serves the most incredible complimentary breakfast and offers guests beach cruisers to tool around town. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 1 July 2024 Or, grab one of their complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, or beach cruiser bikes to explore Clearwater Beach. Carrie Honaker, Travel + Leisure, 17 June 2024 Equally casual and creative is Goose Rocks Beach House, which opened last season with full multi-bedroom suites overlooking one of Kennebunkport’s prettiest beaches, all decked out with Frette linens, full kitchens, and complimentary beach cruiser bicycles. Alexandra Hall, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 May 2023 Following a pool day or a ride on a beach cruiser, stop by Buccan Sandwich Shop for a quick lunch, followed by drinks at HMF or Florie’s at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 12 May 2024 Rent a bike — preferably a beach cruiser with a basket — and traverse the island’s paved trails and sandy shores. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 14 Apr. 2024 The Claremont touts an impressive waterfront pool, complimentary beach cruisers for guests to explore the area, and several onsite dining and drinking options. Jacqueline Dole, Travel + Leisure, 29 Mar. 2024 Anything beyond that is a stretch for this beach cruiser. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, 22 Sep. 2023 Local bike shops rent beach cruisers that are perfect for a mellow ride. Outside Online, 3 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beach cruiser was in 1977

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“Beach cruiser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beach%20cruiser. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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