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bone shaker

noun, Slang.
1.
an early-model bicycle, especially one with hard rubber tires.
2.
any uncomfortable vehicle.
3.
a rough ride in a vehicle.
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  • The distance from the town was no obstacle, he being the happy possessor of a "bone-shaker" bicycle.

    The Little Missis Charlotte Skinner
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bone-shaker

noun

Any badly sprung, springless, or violently jerking vehicle, esp a very early form of bicycle (1860s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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