Definition of bicycle in English:


Line breaks: bi|cycle
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪsɪk(ə)l



[no object, with adverbial of direction] Back to top  
  • Ride a bicycle: they spent the holidays bicycling around the beautiful Devonshire countryside
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    • All of these articles have one main point in common; don't let back pain keep you from bicycling.
    • They are not only functional for bicycling, but for any activity where you are going to work up a sweat.
    • The best moment is when he is bicycling around his airy grounds on an old-fashioned push-bike, his knees bobbing up and down as he pedals, and then has to brake to answer a call on his mobile phone.



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  • What else can the average bicyclist do to support bicycling infrastructure?
  • The invention of variable gearing enabled bicyclists and cars alike to change the speed of peak efficiency.
  • As a bicyclist, I am familiar with the handlebar tape used on racing bicycles, and I thought it might be useful to provide a better grip on my downtubes.


mid 19th century: from bi- 'two' + Greek kuklos 'wheel'.

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