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handcycle Syllabification: hand·cy·cle
Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)sīk(ə)l/

Definition of handcycle in English:


A three-wheeled cycle propelled by the arms rather than the legs, used as an alternative to a conventional bicycle by some disabled people: when the handcycle was developed in the mid '90s he again pursued his dream of completing a triathlon
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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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