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trike

[trahyk] /traɪk/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of trike
by shortening and alteration; see bike1
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  • Lately it grew harder and harder to drive, to keep the trike car on the narrow strip of pavement.

    The Statue Mari Wolf
  • Miss Bibby went round at once to the other door and demanded “trike,” though Kate strongly advised against it.

  • I tiptoed downstairs and out the front door to where the trike car was parked, and started for the village a mile to the west.

    The Statue Mari Wolf
  • And why should those border desperadoes have followed, through sixty miles of desolation, to trike him down?

    Keith of the Border Randall Parrish
British Dictionary definitions for trike

trike

/traɪk/
noun
1.
short for tricycle
2.
short for trichloroethylene
3.
a microlight aircraft with three fixed wheels for landing and take-off
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Word Origin and History for trike
n.

short for tricycle, 1883.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Related Abbreviations for trike

trike

tricycle
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