tricycle

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

Definition of tricycle

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

Origin and Etymology of tricycle

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


First Known Use: 1868


TRICYCLE Defined for English Language Learners

tricycle

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

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

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noun tri·cy·cle \ˈtrī-sə-kəl\

Definition of tricycle for Students

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



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