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three-wheeler

[three-whee-ler, -wee-]
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noun
  1. a vehicle equipped with three wheels, as a tricycle, a motorcycle with a sidecar, or some small, experimental, or early-model cars.

Origin of three-wheeler

1885–90; three wheel(s) + -er1
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Examples from the Web for three-wheeler

Historical Examples

  • In 1887, he appeared in Paris with his three-wheeler, two rear drive and one front steering wheel.

    Automobile Biographies

    Lyman Horace Weeks

  • I don't know, sir; he was, I believe he was on his three-wheeler.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • Were they three-wheeler officers too, do they drive three-wheelers?

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy


British Dictionary definitions for three-wheeler

three-wheeler

noun
  1. a light car that has three wheels
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