training wheels

plural noun

Definition of training wheels

:a pair of small wheels connected to the rear axle of a bicycle to help a beginning bicyclist maintain balance

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First Known Use of training wheels

1964


TRAINING WHEELS Defined for English Language Learners

training wheels

noun

Definition of training wheels for English Language Learners

  • : a small pair of extra wheels that are added to a child's bicycle so that the bicycle can be balanced more easily while the child is learning to ride it


TRAINING WHEELS Defined for Kids

training wheels

noun plural

Definition of training wheels for Students

:a pair of small wheels connected to the rear axle of a bicycle to help a beginning rider keep balance

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