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

Definition of cyclist

: one who rides a cycle

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Some cyclists fit spikes to their helmets as an extra layer of defense. David Crawshaw, Washington Post, "Angry birds: Swooping Australian magpie causes fatal cyclist crash," 18 Sep. 2019 Some cyclists fit spikes to their helmets as an extra layer of defense., "It’s springtime Down Under, and along with overexuberant local football fans, that means another annual menace on Australian streets: angry birds.," 17 Sep. 2019 Magpie Alert warns that injuries tend to occur when cyclists fall off their bikes during an attack, like the man in Wollongong. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Australian man dies after attack by a swooping magpie," 16 Sep. 2019 After all, nearly all those drivers are cyclists themselves. Dan Kois, The New Yorker, "How I Learned to Cycle Like a Dutchman," 13 Sep. 2019 There’s no question that San Antonio has done a poor job of serving and protecting cyclists over the years. Gilbert Garcia,, "Nirenberg disregards process with Broadway bike-lanes proposal," 11 Sep. 2019 Subwoofers oontz-oontzed as topless cyclists draped in glowing LEDs pedaled through the desert. Emily Badger, New York Times, "A Nobel-Winning Economist Goes to Burning Man," 5 Sep. 2019 Uphill cyclists will be shuttled through the work zone as a safety precaution. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Overnight closures planned for Loveland Pass next week," 4 Sep. 2019 La Vuelta, a 21-day race that takes cyclists through Spain and parts of France and Andorra, is the final Grand Tour of the year and finishes on Sept. 15. Fox News, "Helicopter covering Spain's La Vuelta cycling race exposes rooftop weed plantation, 40 cannabis plants seized," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cyclist

1882, in the meaning defined above

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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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