[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 for bicycles
The postal services of many countries have long relied on bicycles.
Bicycles enjoy substantial use as general delivery vehicles in many countries.
Early races involving boneshaker style bicycles were predictably fraught with
Bmw has created a range of highend bicycles sold online and through dealerships.
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