Definition of bidon in English:

Share this entry

bidon

Pronunciation: /ˈbiːdɒ̃̃/

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
  • After crossing the line, he talked of the hard time he had on the ascent, as he couldn't drink after he lost his bidon after 8-9 km.
  • Thankfully for him, he got a huge help from Panaria's Paolo Tiralongo, who gave him his bidon as Ivan passed the Sicilian on the false-flat section.
  • I believe that the tiny Tour de France winner Jean Robic - almost sixty years ago, mind - used to take bidons of lead on descents to weigh him down.

Origin

Mid 19th century: French.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: bidon

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.