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Definition of "boneshaker" []

  • A velocipede (the bicycle of the late 1860s). (noun)
  • Something jolty. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "boneshaker" in a sentence
  • "Inasmuch as the pennyfarthing or "p-far" is roughly 140 years old, and its predecessor, the so-called "boneshaker," is not much older, one wonders what sort of conveyance a bike messenger could possibly have been riding back in 1810, when even the crotch-torturing "dandyhorse" was but a phantom throbbing in inventor Karl Drais's "pants yabbies.""
  • "Rumours reach us from correspondants as far afield as Prussia and the British Central Africa that Mr. I.K. Brunel will once again attempt to befuddle the unenlightened with the announcement of the "ha'penny farthing" - a contraption that according to some will spell the end of such outmoded contrivances as the horse and cart, hansom cab, the Iron Jenny and even the sensation of the last year - the 'boneshaker'."
  • "Mr Armstrong had gone for the day to visit one of his very few old college friends on the other side of the county, and Tom, released from his lessons (the captain's animosity for the tutor, by the way, stopped short at withdrawing his son from the benefit of the gratuitous education of which for the last year that youth had been the recipient) was trundling a "boneshaker" bicycle along the Yeld lanes, when he perceived the jaunty form of Mr Ratman, bag in hand and cigar in mouth, strolling leisurely in the direction of Maxfield."
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