Definition of handcycle in English:


Syllabification: hand·cy·cle
Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)sīkl


  • 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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    • The handcycles are the fastest wheelchairs available and you will need to bring a bike helmet if you wish to try your hand at them.
    • The NSW Wheelchair Sports Association will have handcycles and basketball chairs for you to try out, plus instructions on specialised rules and tactics.
    • He found a website that sold handcycles.

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