stationary bicycle


: an exercise apparatus that can be pedaled like a bicycle

called also stationary bike

Examples of stationary bicycle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company offers stationary bicycles, treadmills, weights, rowing machines and other equipment as well as an app that users pay a monthly subscription fee to access. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 2 May 2024 For instance, you might be asked to spend time on a treadmill or stationary bicycle while being supervised by a medical professional or technician. Elizabeth Quinn, Verywell Health, 29 Mar. 2024 There are compostable wristbands, biodegradable confetti and stationary bicycles that fans on the floor can ride mid-set to generate power to the production’s smaller C stage. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 29 Mar. 2024 In her team’s study, more than 57,000 people with prostates underwent two fitness tests on cycle ergometers—stationary bicycles equipped to test fitness—about five years apart. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 29 Feb. 2024 Peloton has already taken some drastic steps, temporarily stopping the manufacture of its flagship stationary bicycle and higher-end Bike+, along with its Tread treadmill, CNBC reported, citing internal documents. NBC News, 8 Feb. 2022 Also abandoned on the shore is a Peloton stationary bicycle, a device that — not unlike Monaghan’s videos — can simulate journeys. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2022 Every quarter of an hour, I was supposed to ride the stationary bicycle for five minutes; this was to simulate the sort of effort a person would have to make in the course of completing ordinary household chores. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2022 So in a separate study, Baraniuk and his colleagues had 28 ill Gulf War veterans and 10 healthy adults undergo brain scans before and after riding a stationary bicycle. Florence Williams, Discover Magazine, 30 July 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stationary bicycle was in 1883

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“Stationary bicycle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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