cy·​clist ˈsī-k(ə-)ləst How to pronounce cyclist (audio)
: one who rides a cycle

Examples of cyclist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For people who care about the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, this is a small but important win. Marin Cogan, Vox, 11 June 2024 Plus, when looking at fatal crashes alone, that number jumps to 22% of all crashes, driving home how vulnerable pedestrians and cyclists are on Indy's roads. Nadia Scharf, The Indianapolis Star, 10 June 2024 That plan identifies hundreds of miles of city streets for new infrastructure to better protect pedestrians and cyclists. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2024 At the end of the Active Transportation Commission meeting the next week, a member of the commission listed off the names of pedestrians and cyclists killed in vehicle crashes this year. Ariane Lange, Sacramento Bee, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for cyclist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyclist was in 1882

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“Cyclist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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cy·​clist ˈsī-k(ə-)ləst How to pronounce cyclist (audio)
: a person who rides a bicycle or motorcycle

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