Origin of trike
by shortening and alteration; see bike1
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Examples from the Web for trike
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
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.
Lately it grew harder and harder to drive, to keep the trike car on the narrow strip of pavement.
And why should those border desperadoes have followed, through sixty miles of desolation, to trike him down?Keith of the Border
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Word Origin and History for trike
short for tricycle, 1883.
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