Definition of tricycle
: a 3-wheeled vehicle propelled by pedals or a motor
Recent Examples of tricycle from the Web
Lou Catelli has long been a local personality known for his eccentric style, his short shorts, his love for the community, and his adult tricycle.
Images of the Biafran flag are appearing in southern cities, with its rising sun and bars of red, black, and green plastered on cars, tricycles, and buildings.
Damon Vander Lind, with a little help from his friends, built his own tricycle, welding the frame of the recumbent and fashioning the propellor blades from foam and fiberglass.
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Origin and Etymology of tricycle
French, from tri- + Greek kyklos wheel — more at wheel
First Known Use: 1868
TRICYCLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tricycle for English Language Learners
: a three-wheeled vehicle that a person rides by pushing on foot pedals
TRICYCLE Defined for Kids
Definition of tricycle for Students
: a vehicle with three wheels that is usually moved by pedals
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