\ ˈtrīk How to pronounce trike (audio) \

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The new Ryker is Can-Am's entry-level trike, starting at $8,499 and built to give the same fun and stability on twisty roads as its older sibling. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, "8 Cool Things About the Can-Am Ryker," 13 Nov. 2018 Ride it too hard even at fairly low speeds, and the aggressive stability-control system would sap all the fun to keep the trike from toppling. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, "8 Cool Things About the Can-Am Ryker," 13 Nov. 2018 From a security video, police extracted a still photograph of the trike theft suspect. Gwen Filosa, miamiherald, "He walked away from two drunk boating convictions — but a minor theft now means prison time | Miami Herald," 17 May 2018 Ken Messier has long been involved in the manufacturing of trikes. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "Simsbury Man Opens Trike, Ebike Shop," 26 June 2018 The day will begin with a children’s bike, trike, stroller and wagon parade at 11 a.m. (registration at 10:30 a.m.) on the main lawn near the pavilion. Jeanne Houck,, "Independence Day: A blast in the 'burbs," 26 June 2018 One of Germany’s largest electric fleets is owned by Deutsche Post DHL, a logistics giant, and includes around 12,000 e-bikes and e-trikes (three-wheeled ones). The Economist, "How two-wheelers are weaving their way into urban transport," 21 June 2018 Children are invited to decorate their bikes, trikes, buggies, wagons and themselves, and can line up with their parents at the park at 10 a.m. The Trojan Thunder Formation Demo Team will do a flyover. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Everything you need to know about Fourth of July in Milwaukee and the suburbs," 6 June 2018 The city’s network of bike lanes and pathways keep him safe, and the trike’s three wheels keep him upright. Laura Berrios, ajc, "Silver Spokes program gets more seniors into cycling," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of trike

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trike

by shortening & alteration

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to move or proceed with twists and turns

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