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handcycle Line breaks: hand|cycle
Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)sʌɪk(ə)l/

Definition of handcycle in English:

noun

A three-wheeled cycle propelled by the arms rather than the legs, used as an alternative to a conventional bicycle by some disabled people: he completed the 3,200-mile Around Britain Challenge on a specially designed handcycle
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  • Maclean has already made a difference to local wheelchair athletes by donating a handcycle for them to use.
  • He also needed a handcycle, which is more or less a bike that wheelchair athletes pedal with their hands.
  • He presented the North Coast Sports Council for the Disabled with the handcycle he used in his first Hawaiian Iron Man.

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