uni·​cy·​cle | \ ˈyü-ni-ˌsī-kəl How to pronounce unicycle (audio) \

Definition of unicycle

: a vehicle that has a single wheel and is usually propelled by pedals

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Other Words from unicycle

unicyclist \ ˈyü-​ni-​ˌsī-​k(ə-​)list How to pronounce unicyclist (audio) \ noun

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Two awe-inspiring virtuosos (Philippe Bélanger and Marie-Lee Guilbert) careen and balance on a single moving unicycle. Washington Post, "In ‘Volta,’ Cirque du Soleil riffs on street sports," 29 July 2019 The precursor to the Grand Floral Parade, the Junior Parade focuses on school marching bands, karate schools, dance troupes, unicycle clubs and other local youth activity groups. The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive.com, "Dancers and bands strut stuff at Fred Meyer Junior Parade," 5 June 2019 Among Goedert’s accomplishments is his mastery of the unicycle, which apparently is kind of a thing in South Dakota. Les Bowen, Philly.com, "Size of Eagles' NFL draft pick Dallas Goedert's hometown made football a challenge," 28 Apr. 2018 These batteries have also benefited other electric transportation devices like motorized skateboards and unicycles. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Electric scooters’ sudden invasion of American cities, explained," 7 Sep. 2018 Wood also developed a self-balancing unicycle with his own company, Focus Designs, nearly a decade ago, and even appeared on Shark Tank to pitch the idea. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Mark Cuban’s hoverboard company has gone up in smoke," 26 Sep. 2018 Watching a woman who makes breastfeeding look easy is like watching someone ride a unicycle. Elisabeth Egan, Glamour, "Motherhood Is Having a Moment—but I'm Not Loving It as Much as You'd Think," 24 July 2018 The son of a Fuji Film executive, Yamaguchi grew up riding unicycles and juggling flaming torches as a street performer in Tokyo. Richard Mcgill Murphy, Town & Country, "Desert Prep," 17 Dec. 2012 Ryan Dao started using an electric unicycle last year to cut down on his commute time. Seattle Sketcher Gabriel Campanario, The Seattle Times, "One-wheel wonders on Seattle sidewalks: Meet one of the ‘e-riders’," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of unicycle

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unicycle

uni- + -cycle (as in tricycle)

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The first known use of unicycle was in 1869

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English Language Learners Definition of unicycle

: a vehicle that is similar to a bicycle but has only one wheel

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