a vehicle with two wheels in tandem, usually propelled by pedals connected to the rear wheel by a chain, and having handlebars for steering and a saddlelike seat.
to ride a bicycle.
to ship or transport directly by bicycle or other means.
- bi·cy·clist, bi·cy·cler, noun
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How to use bicycle in a sentence
Kick scooters are often more portable than a standard bicycle or electric scooter and definitely less expensive than a car or frequent rideshares.
Those are affordable prices for a quality bicycle and damn great for an e-bike but, in real economic terms, still serious money.Do You Want to Buy an E-Cargo Bike? Read This First. | Joe Lindsey | August 30, 2020 | Outside Online
It’s like a race pitting a horse against a car against an airplane against a bicycle.This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through August 22) | Singularity Hub Staff | August 22, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The one that is that is the top end of the skill spectrum is bicycle racing.The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | August 20, 2020 | Freakonomics
E-bike sales have more than doubled since January, outpacing even huge sales growth in conventional bicycles.
As I was coming out, my sister [Valerie] tugged on me and said, ‘That’s the boy who kicked me off my bicycle.
So I went home—we only lived about a quarter mile away—and I got on my bicycle and rode back, and he was in the donut shop.
The street is closed to traffic and kids run unfettered across inviting hopscotch squares and bicycle lanes.Allah, Mom, and Baklava: Turkish President Uses Mothers and Kids as Political Pawns | Xanthe Ackerman | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two of the recruits have admitted to two sexual assaults and a bicycle theft in Market Square right at the center of the old town.
bicycle riders are prudent to fear being clipped by a passing car.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time! | Gene Robinson | November 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The youth nearly fell off the bicycle, but British doggedness saved him from disaster.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
The bicycle courier receives a fee very thankfully and no doubt this constitutes his chief source of revenue for service rendered.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
Manufacture of the motorcycle upon a commercial scale forthwith commenced in the bicycle manufactory at Springfield, Mass.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
Along in the late nineties a keen interest in bicycle racing led to the introduction of what is known as the motor-paced tandem.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
Plainly everything after “bicycle” is nothing to the present purpose and should be excluded.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
British Dictionary definitions for bicycle
a vehicle with a tubular metal frame mounted on two spoked wheels, one behind the other. The rider sits on a saddle, propels the vehicle by means of pedals that drive the rear wheel through a chain, and steers with handlebars on the front wheel: Often shortened to: cycle, informal bike
(intr) to ride a bicycle; cycle
- bicyclist or bicycler, noun
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