an early-model bicycle, especially one with hard rubber tires.
any uncomfortable vehicle.
a rough ride in a vehicle.
- bone meal,
- bone mineral density,
- bone of contention,
- bone oil,
- bone porcelain,
- bone spavin,
- bone to pick,
- bone to pick, have a,
- bone turquoise,
- bone up
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There was a rapid growth in the size of the front wheel, which in the boneshaker normally measured 36 or 38 in.
/ (ˈbəʊnˌʃeɪkə) /
an early type of bicycle having solid tyres and no springs
slang any decrepit or rickety vehicle
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