cy·​clist | \ ˈsī-k(ə-)ləst How to pronounce cyclist (audio) \

Definition of cyclist

: one who rides a cycle

Examples of cyclist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Justin Williams is the first Black cyclist to win a national title in road racing, and that was only two years ago. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Cycling heavyweights hope starting HBCU, TCU teams will help improve diversity," 12 Nov. 2020 Outside of his long-standing career as an attorney, Adams was passionate about volunteering in the community, being an avid cyclist, and giving back to local charities. Segann March, The Enquirer, "Celebration of life planned for attorney Steven Adams killed in hit-skip crash," 5 Nov. 2020 Her coach, Kristin Armstrong, at 42, won her third gold in the road race in 2016, becoming the oldest female cyclist to win an Olympic medal. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "Olympics Insider: If anyone can come back from crash, Chloe Dygert can," 26 Sep. 2020 Andrea Romano is a freelance writer in New York City and also happens to be a newbie cyclist. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "Amsterdam Will Use Flowers to Stop Cyclists From Chaining Bikes on Bridges," 27 Oct. 2020 Armstrong won a third gold in the road race in 2016 at age 42, becoming the oldest woman cyclist to win an Olympic medal. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "Olympic gold-medal hopeful Chloe Dygert poised for comeback: 'I want to have no regrets'," 13 Oct. 2020 The excruciating decision had come down to a pair of exceptional sportsmen: a world-class cyclist vs. a basketball sensation. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The Greatest Week in Sports History—for Slovenia," 20 Sep. 2020 Trek-Segafredo, Simmons’s team, released a statement noting that the cyclist has been suspended from the team. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "US cyclist suspended after social media posts in support of Trump," 1 Oct. 2020 As a cyclist, part of Akins' daily routine now includes checking the weather and smoke forecast before going outside. Patty Nieberg, Star Tribune, "Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of cyclist

1882, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2020

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“Cyclist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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cy·​clist | \ ˈsī-kləst How to pronounce cyclist (audio) \

Kids Definition of cyclist

: a person who rides a bicycle

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