a high bicycle of an early type, with one large wheel in front and one small wheel behind.
- Also called ordinary .
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British Dictionary definitions for penny-farthing
British an early type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel, the pedals being attached to the front wheel: US name: ordinary
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