unicycle

[ yoo-nuh-sahy-kuhl ]

noun
  1. a vehicle with one wheel, especially a pedal-driven device kept upright and steered by body balance, commonly used by acrobats and other performers.

verb (used without object),u·ni·cy·cled, u·ni·cy·cling.
  1. to ride a unicycle.

Origin of unicycle

1
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; uni- + cycle

Other words from unicycle

  • u·ni·cy·clist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unicycle

unicycle

/ (ˈjuːnɪˌsaɪkəl) /


noun
  1. a one-wheeled vehicle driven by pedals, esp one used in a circus, etc: Also called: monocycle

Origin of unicycle

1
from uni- + cycle, on the model of tricycle

Derived forms of unicycle

  • unicyclist, noun

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