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Definition of "velocipede" []

  • A tricycle. (noun)
  • Any of several early bicycles having pedals attached to the front wheel. (noun)
  • An early bicycle propelled by pushing the feet along the ground while straddling the vehicle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "velocipede" in a sentence
  • "Personally, I think a velocipede is about Cecil's form, and it's absolute insult to a pony like Bobs to ask him to carry him!"
  • "A craze for three years, the gizmo was also known as a velocipede a bicycle before the bicycle; with no pedals you “walked” it along."
  • "Propped against the sleek spokes of a velocipede was a shiny sled of just the sort he had always wanted as a boy."