tricycle

[trahy-si-kuhl, -sik-uhl]
noun
1.
a vehicle, especially one for children, having one large front wheel and two small rear wheels, propelled by foot pedals.
2.
a velocipede with three wheels propelled by pedals or hand levers.
3.
a three-wheeled motorcycle.

Origin:
1820–30; < French; see tri-, cycle

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tricycle (ˈtraɪsɪkəl)
 
n
1.  a three-wheeled cycle, esp one driven by pedals
2.  a three-wheeler for invalids
 
vb
3.  (intr) to ride a tricycle
 
'tricyclist
 
n

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tricycle
1828, "three-wheeled horse-drawn carriage," from Fr. tricycle (1827), from tri- + cycle. The pedal-powered version is first attested 1868. Short form trike (on the model of bike) is attested from 1883.
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Example sentences
Let me get on my tricycle and head out to meet our nearest neighbor.
Even if the tricycle motors were eating less than a small serving.
The owner of the guesthouse will gladly take visitors on a tour of the lakes
  and ponds on his motorized tricycle.
Their friends don't drive, and they can't get far on a tricycle.
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