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a vehicle with two wheels in tandem, usually propelled by pedals connected to the rear wheel by a chain, and having handlebars for steering and a saddlelike seat.
to ride a bicycle.
to ship or transport directly by bicycle or other means.
Contemporary Examples

Breakthrough In Alps Family Murder Case Barbie Latza Nadeau February 18, 2014
Plot Thickens in Grisly French Alps Murders Barbie Latza Nadeau October 28, 2012

Historical Examples

Two Years on Trek Louis Eugne du Moulin
Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished R.M. Ballantyne
Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1 William Walton
Kipps H. G. Wells
A Hilltop on the Marne Mildred Aldrich
Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884 Various
The Associate Hermits Frank R. Stockton
Stained Glass Tours in France Charles Hitchcock Sherrill

a vehicle with a tubular metal frame mounted on two spoked wheels, one behind the other. The rider sits on a saddle, propels the vehicle by means of pedals that drive the rear wheel through a chain, and steers with handlebars on the front wheel Often shortened to cycle, (informal) bike
(intransitive) to ride a bicycle; cycle

That ne plus ultra of snobbishness — bicyclism. [1876]


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