Pennyfarthing



[pen-ee-fahr-th ing] /ˈpɛn iˌfɑr ðɪŋ/

noun, British.
1.
a high bicycle of an early type, with one large wheel in front and one small wheel behind.
noun
1.
(Brit) an early type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel, the pedals being attached to the front wheel US name ordinary
adj.

also penny farthing, penny-farthing, “ineffective,” 1887, from penny + farthing, the two together making but a small sum. The noun, in reference to the kind of bicycle with a small wheel in back and a big one in front (so called from the notion of different size coins) is first recorded 1927.

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