verb (used without object), bi·cy·cled, bi·cy·cling.
verb (used with object), bi·cy·cled, bi·cy·cling.
- bicuspid valve,
- bicycle chain,
- bicycle clip,
- bicycle kick,
- bicycle motocross,
- bicycle path
Origin of bicycle
Examples from the Web for bicycle
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|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|DAILY BEAST
The excellent automobile road around the rim affords easy approach afoot as well as by automobile and bicycle.The Book of the National Parks|Robert Sterling Yard
Then Githa, who had been standing silently by her bicycle, suddenly assumed direction of the situation.The Jolliest Term on Record|Angela Brazil
You can ride a horse, or a bicycle, and drive in the carriage or dog-cart.A Son of Perdition|Fergus Hume
I'll hang my trousers; and you, Elizabeth, can hang your bicycle bloomers.The House With Sixty Closets|Frank Samuel Child
I expended another three marks on the hire of a bicycle, though I ran the risk thereby of going perhaps without Monday's dinner.Miss Cayley's Adventures|Grant Allen
Word Origin for bicycle
1868, coined from bi- "two" + Greek kyklos "circle, wheel" (see cycle (n.)), on the pattern of tricycle; both the word and the vehicle superseding earlier velocipede. The English word probably is not from French, though often said to be (many French sources say the French word is from English). The assumption apparently is because Pierre Lallement, employee of a French carriage works, improved Macmillan's 1839 pedal velocipede in 1865 and took the invention to America. See also pennyfarthing. As a verb, from 1869.
That ne plus ultra of snobbishness -- bicyclism.