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tricycle

[trahy-si-kuh l, -sik-uh l] /ˈtraɪ sɪ kəl, -ˌsɪk əl/
noun
1.
a vehicle, especially one for children, having one large front wheel and two small rear wheels, propelled by foot pedals.
2.
a velocipede with three wheels propelled by pedals or hand levers.
3.
a three-wheeled motorcycle.
Origin of tricycle
1820-1830
From French, dating back to 1820-30; See origin at tri-, cycle
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tricycle

/ˈtraɪsɪkəl/
noun
1.
a three-wheeled cycle, esp one driven by pedals
2.
a three-wheeler for invalids
verb
3.
(intransitive) to ride a tricycle
Derived Forms
tricyclist, noun
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Word Origin and History for tricycle
n.

1828, "three-wheeled horse-drawn carriage," from French tricycle (1827); see tri- + cycle (n.). The pedal-powered version is first attested 1868.

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