bone shaker


noun Slang.

an early-model bicycle, especially one with hard rubber tires.
any uncomfortable vehicle.
a rough ride in a vehicle.

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Example sentences from the Web for bone shaker

  • The distance from the town was no obstacle, he being the happy possessor of a "bone-shaker" bicycle.

    The Little Missis|Charlotte Skinner

British Dictionary definitions for bone shaker

boneshaker
/ (ˈbəʊnˌʃeɪkə) /

noun

an early type of bicycle having solid tyres and no springs
slang any decrepit or rickety vehicle
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