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monocycle

[mon-uh-sahy-kuh l] /ˈmɒn əˌsaɪ kəl/
noun
1.
a one-wheeled vehicle.
Origin of monocycle
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; mono- + cycle
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  • He flung a leg over the monocycle's seat and pointed tiredly to the trail of the Wabbly.

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  • Just my monocycle got hot an' caught on fire, an' then a ship busted out in flames an' went down.

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  • Sergeant Walpole got exhaustedly off his monocycle and duplicated the 'copter man's efforts.

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British Dictionary definitions for monocycle

monocycle

/ˈmɒnəˌsaɪkəl/
noun
1.
another name for unicycle
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