[bahy-si-kuhl, -sik-uhl, -sahy-kuhl]
a vehicle with two wheels in tandem, usually propelled by pedals connected to the rear wheel by a chain, and having handlebars for steering and a saddlelike seat.
verb (used without object), bicycled, bicycling.
to ride a bicycle.
verb (used with object), bicycled, bicycling.
to ship or transport directly by bicycle or other means.

1865–70; < French; see bi-1, cycle

bicyclist, bicycler, noun Unabridged
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bicycle (ˈbaɪsɪkəl)
1.  cycle, Often shortened to: bike a vehicle with a tubular metal frame mounted on two spoked wheels, one behind the other. The rider sits on a saddle, propels the vehicle by means of pedals that drive the rear wheel through a chain, and steers with handlebars on the front wheel
2.  (intr) to ride a bicycle; cycle
[C19: from bi-1 + Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kuklos wheel]

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Word Origin & History

1868, coined from bi- "two" + Gk. kyklos "circle, wheel" (see cycle), on the pattern of tricycle; both the word and the vehicle superseding earlier velocipede. Probably not from French, though often said to be. The
assumption apparently is because Pierre Lallement, employee of a French carriage works, improved Macmillan's 1839 pedal velocipede in 1865 and took the invention to America. See also pennyfarthing.
"That ne plus ultra of snobbishness -- bicyclism." [1876]
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Example sentences
Another one is the track of a bicycle pedal, when the bicycle is traveling at right angles to your line of sight.
Some find it quicker to ride a bicycle and weave through the cars than to take the bus or drive a private vehicle.
Many bicycle deaths result from bicycle-motor vehicle collisions.
The bicycle has the right of way when the motor vehicle is making a turn, and you must yield to bicycle.
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