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bidon

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Pronunciation: /ˈbiːdɒ̃̃
 
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Definition of bidon in English:

noun

A container for water or other liquids, particularly as used by cyclists: never ride with an empty bidon or a full bladder
More example sentences
  • The last time I washed my bidon with dishwasing detergent, I couldn't get rid of the taste of detergent.
  • The driver offers him a bidon but Millar declines and pushes on to catch up to the bunch.
  • He crashed in the final 15 kilometres of Dwars door Vlaanderen after a bidon was caught up in his front wheel.

Origin

mid 19th century: French.

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