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 Bike riders, sources said, are easy targets for a deputy on patrol, who can legally make a stop if a cyclist is violating any one of many minor infractions, such as riding without a reflector or riding on the sidewalk in many parts of the county. Los Angeles Times, 27 Dec. 2021 Julie Anne Genter, a Green Party member of the New Zealand Parliament, is a keen cyclist who used her skills to bike to the hospital in the middle of the night while in labor Sunday. Alice Chambers, ABC News, 30 Nov. 2021 The technology has also shined at times, however, in one case identifying a cyclist ahead even before the human driver reported seeing the person. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, 3 Nov. 2021 Similarly, a cyclist can find U.S. Bicycle Route 50 on the map and follow signs along the route to connect the two cities. John Pana, cleveland, 29 Aug. 2021 As for what the future holds, Vasquez — who is also a competitive hand cyclist — is prepared to put in the work. Maria Pasquini,, 23 Aug. 2021 The cyclist was in the area of Northern Avenue, just east of Reems Road, shortly before 7 p.m. when they were struck and killed by a blue 2017-18 Ford Fusion, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Steven Hernandez, The Arizona Republic, 22 Dec. 2021 The cyclist killed in a hit-and-run in Leeds is being remembered for his love of family, friends, animals and cycling. Carol Robinson |, al, 17 Dec. 2021 The preliminary investigation revealed that the cyclist was hit by a vehicle and later died, Blankenship said. Caroline Silva, ajc, 16 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of cyclist

1882, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2022

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“Cyclist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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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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