dandy horse

noun

Definition of dandy horse

: an early 2-wheeled velocipede propelled by pushing with the feet against the ground

called also hobbyhorse

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“Dandy horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dandy%20horse. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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