from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An elongated bicycle seat that usually curves upward in the back.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An elongated seat, on a lowrider bicycle, that curves upward at the rear.


From its shape.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • "Gotta go," I said, and ran out the door, tossed the canvas newspaper bag on the porch, and climbed on the banana seat of my Schwinn Scrambler.

    Land of the Blind

  • I was seven years old, taking my bike – the one with the banana seat and Batman decal – for a plunge down Goodhart Road.

    Tell No One


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