Share this entry
unicycle Line breaks: uni|cycle
Pronunciation: /ˈjuːnɪsʌɪk(ə)l/

Definition of unicycle in English:


A cycle with a single wheel, typically used by acrobats.
Example sentences
  • After a year attending classes at the Montreal circus school, Corinne was doing wheelies on a unicycle and holding handstands.
  • It's not a regular unicycle - it has the wheel of a mountain bike.
  • Acrobatics has maintained its status as a spectacular bodily art; complex gymnastic feats are now often performed with apparatus such as balls, unicycles, trampolines, tightropes, and trapezes.


Example sentences
  • The reporter had been ‘on the road’ for a dozen years, filing stories on ‘those gentler subjects’ (rural eccentrics, unicyclists, small-town sages, long-time friends, a high-school team with a record number of consecutive losses).
  • The earliest mention of the sport he has been able to uncover dates back to 1925, when a silent German movie called ‘Variete’ shows ‘a short scene with two unicyclists performing on a stage.’
  • This inclusive, holistic event welcomes diverse pedal-pushing practitioners such as uninhibited unicyclists, temperate tandem riders, and tawdry tricyclists who wish to share the open-road experience with like-minded folks.
Definition of unicycle in:
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.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources