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[sahy-klist] /ˈsaɪ klɪst/
a person who rides or travels by bicycle, motorcycle, etc.
Also, cycler.
Origin of cyclist
1880-85; cycle + -ist Unabridged
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  • The would-be cyclist can concentrate on steering and pedaling.
  • Many dirt roads are smoother, and this asphalt can slow a cyclist to a crawl.
  • She tries to speak to a cyclist preparing to race, but he makes a donkey noise at her.
  • The energy stored in the flywheel can be used to bring the cyclist back up to cruising speed.
  • There were no rubbish bins in the alley, so a cyclist had three choices.
  • In one, a motorist and cyclist came to blows after the motorist berated the pedal-pusher for ignoring a stop sign.
  • It is impossible if you are not a professional cyclist, as the battery does not supply enough power.
  • It conjures the image of a cyclist pushing or carrying his duff lump of transport instead of riding it.
  • And those cyclist that would die with exploded hearts would be disqualified.
  • After a helmet, a cyclist's best friend is a weather-ready bag.
British Dictionary definitions for cyclist


a person who rides or travels by bicycle, motorcycle, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for cyclist

"bicyclist," 1882; see bicycle + -ist. Saxonists preferred wheelman.

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