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- n. A light auxiliary rail vehicle (train) or tram.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An early form of the velocipede, invented in 1817 by Baron Karl von Drais of Mannheim in Germany, which was propelled by the rider's striking his feet on the ground. See velocipede. Sometimes spelled draisene.
From the name of the Baron Karl Drais, who invented a predecessor to the bicycle. (Wiktionary)