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trike

[trahyk]
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noun Informal.
  1. tricycle.
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Origin of trike

by shortening and alteration; see bike1
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Examples from the Web for trike

Historical Examples

  • Miss Bibby went round at once to the other door and demanded “Trike,” though Kate strongly advised against it.

    In the Mist of the Mountains

    Ethel Turner

  • I tiptoed downstairs and out the front door to where the trike car was parked, and started for the village a mile to the west.

    The Statue

    Mari Wolf

  • Lately it grew harder and harder to drive, to keep the trike car on the narrow strip of pavement.

    The Statue

    Mari Wolf

  • And why should those border desperadoes have followed, through sixty miles of desolation, to trike him down?

    Keith of the Border

    Randall Parrish


British Dictionary definitions for trike

trike

noun
  1. short for tricycle
  2. short for trichloroethylene
  3. a microlight aircraft with three fixed wheels for landing and take-off
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Word Origin and History for trike

n.

short for tricycle, 1883.

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