Definition of tricycle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌɪsɪk(ə)l/


1A vehicle similar to a bicycle, but having three wheels, two at the back and one at the front.
Example sentences
  • Medium-sized ones include a tricycle or bicycle, scooter, or first in-line skates.
  • Later, Rama's brother removed the wheels from her tricycle and fixed them to his bicycle.
  • Bicycles and tricycles with heavy-laden trailers come at you from all angles, and on every street corner someone sits offering a vital puncture-repair service.
1.1A three-wheeled motor vehicle for a disabled driver.
Example sentences
  • Whizz-Kidz is a national children's charity, which provides customised mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs and tricycles, to disabled children and young people to give them independent mobility.
  • ‘We can transform an unwanted shopper bike into a three-wheel tricycle for someone with a disability,’ she adds.
  • This is a charity, which helps disabled children through providing mobility equipment such as wheelchairs and tricycles.


[no object] (often as noun tricycling)
Ride on a tricycle: between 1876 and 1892 tricycling attracted thousands of adherents
More example sentences
  • Yet most of the so-called ‘experienced ‘divers on this trip were tricycling.’
  • He and his wife, Pauline, a neurologist, enjoyed music, literature, walking, tandem tricycling, and cats.
  • The prime minister tricycling through St James's Park in a purple velvet poncho must have been a memorable sight.



Example sentences
  • In March the North West region hosts a weekend in Carlisle originally arranged to get tricyclists from both sides of the border for a social weekend.
  • Some of the tricyclists have been on waste-collection courses at Wongpanit.
  • If you make the distance 100 feet, the tricyclist will probably win!

Words that rhyme with tricycle

bicycle, icicle

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: tri|cycle

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