velocipede

noun ve·loc·i·pede \ və-ˈlä-sə-ˌpēd \

Definition of velocipede

:a lightweight wheeled vehicle propelled by the rider: such as
b :a 3-wheeled railroad handcar
c archaic :bicycle

Examples of velocipede in a Sentence

  1. a museum with an interesting collection of 19th-century velocipedes

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Origin and Etymology of velocipede

borrowed from French vélocipède, from Latin vēlōc-, vēlōx "swift, rapid" + -i- -i- -peda "having feet (of such a sort or number)," derivative of ped-, pēs "foot" — more at velocity, 1foot

velocipede Synonyms

Synonyms
bike, cycle, push-bike (also push bicycle) [British], two-wheeler, bicycle [archaic]
Related Words
mountain bike, tandem bicycle, ten-speed


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