Noun Velocipede Definition and Examples


Noun:

Velocipede

Pronunciation:

/vɪˈlɒsɪpiːd/

Definition:
1.

noun

An early form of bicycle propelled by working pedals on cranks fitted to the front axle.
  1. 'The new route across Ryelands Park was unveiled as local dignitaries pedalled a selection of ageing velocipedes’ down it in memory of Lord Ashton's era.'
  2. 'He takes us from the French pushbike or draisine of 1816 through boneshakers and penny-farthings to the English velocipedes of the 1880s.'
((n.) 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.)


noun

1. a vehicle, usually having two or three wheels, that is propelled by the rider.

2. an early kind of bicycle or tricycle.

3. a light, three-wheeled, pedal-driven vehicle for railway inspection, used for carrying one person on a railroad track.

Origin:
Early 19th century: from French vélocipède, from Latin velox, veloc- ‘swift’ + pes, ped- ‘foot’.

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