bone shaker

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noun Slang.

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

Nearby words

  1. bone meal,
  2. bone mineral density,
  3. bone of contention,
  4. bone oil,
  5. bone porcelain,
  6. bone spavin,
  7. bone to pick,
  8. bone to pick, have a,
  9. bone turquoise,
  10. bone up

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Examples 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