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Definition of "ten-speed" [ten-speed]

  • A bicycle that can be pedaled in ten different gears. (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 "ten-speed" in a sentence
  • "It is when I stop that I have to start a slow pedal uphill again, with the front wheel of my ten-speed constantly wobbling and pulling me toward the ditches on either side of the road."
  • "She wears pink panties and rides a ten-speed for exercise."
  • "I did, however, have a ten-speed bike, a gorilla's legs and a teenager's hormones and so riding twenty kilometers and climbing a 200-meter tall, 30-degree slope to visit the woman of my dreams was no biggie."