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