velocipede

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noun ve·loc·i·pede \və-ˈlä-sə-ˌpēd\

Definition of velocipede

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

Examples of velocipede in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of velocipede

French vélocipède, from Latin veloc-, velox + ped-, pes foot — more at foot


First Known Use: 1818


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