toe clip

  1. a device attached to a bicycle pedal that grips the front part of the rider's shoe to keep the foot from slipping off the pedal.

Origin of toe clip

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby toe clip Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use toe clip in a sentence

  • They measured energy use as riders pedaled at 50, 100, and 150 watts while wearing Nike running shoes on flat pedals, the same shoes on pedals outfitted with toe clips, and cycling shoes with clipless pedals.

  • Matt had come to a quick stop, disengaging his right foot from the toe-clip and bracing the motor-cycle upright.

    Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
  • The right pedal and toe-clip dug into the horse's ribs and caused a good deal of shying and side-stepping.

  • When the contraction is bilateral, the saw-cuts, one or more in number, are placed on each side of the toe-clip.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot | Harry Caulton Reeks
  • Also, they may arise from unskilful fitting of the toe-clip, especially in the hind-foot of a heavy animal.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot | Harry Caulton Reeks
  • This renders that very ingenious foot destroyer, the toe-clip, unnecessary.

    The Mule | Harvey Riley