toe clip



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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for toe clip

Historical Examples of toe clip

  • 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

  • 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.

  • This renders that very ingenious foot destroyer, the toe-clip, unnecessary.

    The Mule

    Harvey Riley