Save This Word!
an early-model bicycle, especially one with hard rubber tires.
any uncomfortable vehicle.
a rough ride in a vehicle.
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use bone shaker in a sentence
The man named Honeysett had ridden off on an old boneshaker of his to fetch the engines.Oswald Bastable and Others|Edith Nesbit
There was a rapid growth in the size of the front wheel, which in the boneshaker normally measured 36 or 38 in.
British Dictionary definitions for bone shaker
/ (ˈbəʊnˌʃeɪkə) /
an early type of bicycle having solid tyres and no springs
slang any decrepit or rickety vehicle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012