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[trahyk] /traɪk/
noun, Informal.
Origin of trike
by shortening and alteration; see bike1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Miss Bibby went round at once to the other door and demanded “trike,” though Kate strongly advised against it.

  • 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


short for tricycle
short for trichloroethylene
a microlight aircraft with three fixed wheels for landing and take-off
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for trike

short for tricycle, 1883.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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