Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A velocipede or “cycle” with more than three wheels; specifically, a form of velocipede first introduced to public notice in 1887, by a series of experiments at Aldershot in England, to test its value as a vehicle for infantry. It is intended to carry from five to twelve men. It has seven pairs of wheels, six pairs being actuated by twelve men, two men to a pair, the space over the axle between the wheels of the seventh pair being occupied as a baggage-van. The propulsion is performed entirely by the feet of the men, and the vehicle is steered by one man.
- n. A bicycle designed to carry more than two riders.
- multi- + cycle (Wiktionary)
“In the late afternoon some Company shepherds went down the river valley riding on a big multicycle; but they hid from them, because their presence,”
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