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)
  • An early form of bicycle propelled by pushing along the ground with the feet (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.

  • Any early form of bicycle or tricycle (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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."