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 unicycle (audio) \ noun

Examples of unicycle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Acts included flaming staffs, flaming hoops, fire-eating and a unicycle. oregonlive, 1 June 2022 Wellenstein can also ride a unicycle while juggling. Evan Casey, Journal Sentinel, 7 June 2022 His advice to those interested in buying an electric unicycle, which sell for more than $2,000: wear protective and reflective gear, and be respectful of pedestrians. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Mar. 2022 Rick Madeira has taken to riding his electric unicycle to work, saving on gas and cutting his commute time in the process. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Mar. 2022 Rong Niu travels the country flipping bowls from her foot to her head from a unicycle. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 3 Mar. 2022 Sanchez is one of 30 residential streets where through vehicle traffic is limited and people are allowed to walk or run down the middle of the street — or ride a bike, skateboard, wheelchair or unicycle. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Dec. 2021 What’s more realistic than a seaboard-spanning 3,000-mile trip is a small jaunt on some shorter, local portion of the trail, for recreation, exercise, or as a daily commute by bike, foot, or, maybe, unicycle. Michael Venutolo-mantovani, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Sep. 2021 Experienced riders can participate in a post-performance pickup game with the King Charles players on Saturday, too, along with a free-throw basketball contest and a unicycle obstacle course. New York Times, 2 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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22 Jun 2022

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“Unicycle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unicycle. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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