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tricycle

[ trahy-si-kuhl, -sik-uhl ]
/ ˈtraɪ sɪ kəl, -ˌsɪk əl /
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noun
a vehicle, especially one for children, having one large front wheel and two small rear wheels, propelled by foot pedals.
a velocipede with three wheels propelled by pedals or hand levers.
a three-wheeled motorcycle.
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Origin of tricycle

From French, dating back to 1820–30; see origin at tri-, cycle
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British Dictionary definitions for tricycle

tricycle
/ (ˈtraɪsɪkəl) /

noun
a three-wheeled cycle, esp one driven by pedals
a three-wheeler for invalids
verb
(intr) to ride a tricycle

Derived forms of tricycle

tricyclist, noun
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