handcycle

or hand cy·cle

[ hand-sahy-kuhl ]

noun
  1. a cycle, usually having three wheels, propelled by pushing pedals with the arms rather than the legs, especially one used by people who have impaired mobility.

verb (used without object)
  1. to travel or race using a handcycle.

Origin of handcycle

1
First recorded in 1880–85; hand + cycle
  • Also hand bike, hand·bike [hand-bahyk] /ˈhænd ˌbaɪk/ .

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