Definitions for velocipedevəˈlɒs əˌpid

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ve•loc•i•pedevəˈlɒs əˌpid(n.)

  1. an early kind of bicycle or tricycle.

    Category: Transportation

Origin of velocipede:

1810–20; < F

ve•loc′i•ped`ist(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. velocipede(noun)

    any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel

  2. tricycle, trike, velocipede(noun)

    a vehicle with three wheels that is moved by foot pedals

Wiktionary

  1. velocipede(Noun)

    Early two-wheeled conveyance upon which one rode astride a wooden frame propelled by means of pushing the feet against the ground

  2. velocipede(Noun)

    Generic term for three and four-wheeled machines driven by foot or hand levers to the rear or front axle

  3. velocipede(Noun)

    a late-1860s bicycle driven by cranks on the front axle

  4. velocipede(Noun)

    a bicycle

  5. Origin: From veloci dative singular of velox + ped

Webster Dictionary

  1. Velocipede(noun)

    a light road carriage propelled by the feet of the rider. Originally it was propelled by striking the tips of the toes on the roadway, but commonly now by the action of the feet on a pedal or pedals connected with the axle of one or more of the wheels, and causing their revolution. They are made in many forms, with two, three, or four wheels. See Bicycle, and Tricycle

Freebase

  1. Velocipede

    Velocipede is a human-powered land vehicle with one or more wheels. The most common type of velocipede today is the bicycle. The term was coined by Frenchman Nicéphore Niépce in 1818 to describe his version of the Laufmaschine, which was invented by the German Karl Drais in 1817. The term "velocipede" is today, however, mainly used as a collective term for the different forerunners of the monowheel, the unicycle, the bicycle, the dicycle, the tricycle and the quadracycle developed between 1817 and 1880.

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