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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The track, which many kids learn to ride a bike with training wheels, but at the Lexus Velodrome on Mack Avenue in Detroit, kids ages 3-17 can ride on a track at a 50-degree angle. Grace Reyes, Detroit Free Press, "Lexus Velodrome in Detroit offering free weekly summer camps for kids," 10 July 2018 The event is open to children and adults, but anyone under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult and no tricycles or training wheels are allowed. Hayley Harding, Courant Community, "Here's Everything You Need To Know For Celebrate! West Hartford This Weekend," 6 June 2018 Child carriers, tricycles, bicycle trailers and training wheels are allowed on the safari and guests are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Want to ride your bike in the Detroit Zoo? Here's your chance," 6 June 2018 Father-son bonding often involves a baseball and glove or a bicycle and training wheels. Bill Cummings, BostonGlobe.com, "Dad taught me the art of negotiating when I was just a kid," 24 May 2018 Until now, Bella has been riding a small bike with training wheels around her Zionsville neighborhood. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "Engineering students use their brains and their hearts to build a bike for a little girl," 18 May 2018 So, there’s some reason to believe that sometime soon the Cubs can take off his training wheels. Steve Rosenbloom, chicagotribune.com, "Here's what's important when the Bulls draft at No. 7," 16 May 2018 The training wheels have come off of Ed Orgeron’s coaching career making the season-opener against Miami at AT&T Stadium a crucial showdown. Matt Murschel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "SEC: The toughest nonconference schedules ranked," 25 Apr. 2018 David has a bike with training wheels, as well as a ride-on pedal tractor and a scooter. Ellie Delano, Woman's Day, "This One Was All Mine," 4 Apr. 2012

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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training wheels

noun

English Language Learners Definition of training wheels

: 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

noun plural

Kids Definition of training wheels

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

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