trike

[ trahyk ]
/ traɪk /
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noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. trihydroxy,
  2. triiodomethane,
  3. triiodothyronine,
  4. trijet,
  5. trijugate,
  6. trikora,
  7. trilabe,
  8. trilafon,
  9. trilaminar,
  10. trilateral

Origin of trike

by shortening and alteration; see bike1

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Examples from the Web for trike

  • Miss Bibby went round at once to the other door and demanded “Trike,” though Kate strongly advised against it.

  • I tiptoed downstairs and out the front door to where the trike car was parked, and started for the village a mile to the west.

    The Statue|Mari Wolf
  • And why should those border desperadoes have followed, through sixty miles of desolation, to trike him down?

    Keith of the Border|Randall Parrish
  • Lately it grew harder and harder to drive, to keep the trike car on the narrow strip of pavement.

    The Statue|Mari Wolf


British Dictionary definitions for trike

trike

/ (traɪk) /

noun

short for tricycle
a microlight aircraft with three fixed wheels for landing and take-off
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Word Origin and History for trike

trike

n.

short for tricycle, 1883.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper