from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vehicle consisting of a light frame mounted on two wire-spoked wheels one behind the other and having a seat, handlebars for steering, brakes, and two pedals or a small motor by which it is driven.
- n. An exercise bicycle.
- intransitive v. To ride or travel on a bicycle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vehicle that has two wheels, one behind the other, a steering handle, and a saddle seat or seats and is usually propelled by the action of a rider’s feet upon pedals.
- n. A traveling block used on a cable in skidding logs.
- n. The best possible hand in lowball.
- v. To travel or exercise using a bicycle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light vehicle having two wheels one behind the other. It has a saddle seat and is propelled by the rider's feet acting on cranks or levers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A modification of the two-wheeled velocipede (which see).
- To ride on a bicycle.
- n. A traveling block used on a cable in steam-skidding.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
- v. ride a bicycle
That said, she steps over to the railing where her own bike, as in bicycle, is securely chained and waiting.
Eventually, bicyclette replaced the French word bicycle.
Riding your bicycle is a totally Freeing Experience:
The fact that a unicycle lacks certain components of a bicycle does not mean that the bicycle is therefore not irreducibly complex.
Today's Video: Astronaut Mike Gernhardt: Flying a submersible - just like riding a bicycle is the next entry in this blog.
If you live and work in a town of 100,000 or more, a bicycle is as fast as a car and parking is a nightmare.
Attached to the back of his bicycle is a cart with a steaming pot of tamales.
The history of the bicycle is a bit fuzzy, but historians generally agree that the modern bicycle was invented in the 1860s in France. 3 So when da Vinci was sketching this futuristic idea, the very words that we use to describe the modern bike - not only the word bicycle but pedals, brakes, crank drive, etc. - did not exist.
I would also like to pointed out that "build more roads" and "everyone rides bicycle" is a false duality and that dense walkable communities with efficient mass transit are much more responsible than endless sprawl. ivan
Are you sure the “cyclist” did not steal the bicycle from the stone thrower?