tricycle

play
noun tri·cy·cle \ˈtrī-sə-kəl, -ˌsi-kəl\

Definition of tricycle

  1. :  a 3-wheeled vehicle propelled by pedals or a motor

Recent Examples of tricycle from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tricycle.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of tricycle

French, from tri- + Greek kyklos wheel — more at wheel


TRICYCLE Defined for English Language Learners

tricycle

play
noun

Definition of tricycle for English Language Learners

  • : a three-wheeled vehicle that a person rides by pushing on foot pedals


TRICYCLE Defined for Kids

tricycle

play
noun tri·cy·cle \ˈtrī-sə-kəl\

Definition of tricycle for Students

  1. :  a vehicle with three wheels that is usually moved by pedals



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tricycle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

cleverly stylish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!