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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web His mother said the 23-year-old grew up a few blocks from where he was struck and killed as the truck hurtled through pedestrians and cyclists at 66 mph. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 17 May 2023 The larger redevelopment project of the city’s main railway station aims to welcome more pedestrians and cyclists, and further reduce car use. Angela Wang, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 May 2023 Where other governments have taken steps to protect pedestrians and cyclists—demanding certain design changes to reduce injury and increase visibility, building in bike lanes, and cutting speed limits—federal safety ratings for cars focus on protecting those inside vehicles, not outside. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 9 May 2023 The suspect is accused of killing Wilson when the 25-year-old athlete was in Austin for a race and made plans to get food and go for a swim at a local pool with Armstrong's boyfriend, Colin Strickland, also a pro cyclist. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 21 Apr. 2023 None of the changes will be more obvious to motorists and cyclists than the center-running bikeway, which will feature bus lane curbs, plastic bollards and delineators meant to separate the bike lanes from car traffic. Ricardo Cano, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Apr. 2023 The initial plan was to block off about 300 yards of the trail between Nisbet Park in Loveland and Lyon Avenue just north of the city to replace a 100-year-old pedestrian bridge over O'Bannon Creek. Previous:Will cyclists detour into traffic? Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 3 Apr. 2023 As well, sidewalks and bike lanes have not been completed yet, and pedestrians and cyclists are asked to use a temporary path on the south side of Glades Road. Amber Bonefont, Sun Sentinel, 16 Mar. 2023 That gave cyclists and pedestrians in Central Indiana access far north into Hamilton County and south into Indianapolis. Brittany Carloni, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Mar. 2023 See More

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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 4 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


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

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