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tricycle definition

Overview

This page has 4 definitions of tricycle in English and French. Tricycle is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use tricycle in a sentence are shown. Also define these 3 related words and terms: cycle, cycle rickshaw, and tricycle.

English tricycle definition

A child's tricycle.
An auto-rickshaw carrying a passenger in the Philippines. Locally these are referred simply as "tricycles".

Etymology

From French tricycle.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɹaɪsɪkəl/, /ˈtɹaɪˌsɪkəl/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪsɪkəl, -aɪˌsɪkəl
  • Hyphenation: tri‧cy‧cle

Noun

tricycle (plural tricycles)

  1. A cycle with three wheels, powered by pedals and usually intended for young children.
    • Cycle definition
      An interval of space or time in which one set of events or phenomena is completed. (1 of 17 cycle definitions)
  2. (Philippines) A cycle rickshaw.
    • Cycle Rickshaw definition
      A rickshaw with two wheels in the back for the carriage and one wheel in the front for steering, propelled by the action of a driver’s feet upon pedals.

Derived terms

  • tricycle gear

Synonyms

Translations

Verb

tricycle (third-person singular simple present tricycles, present participle tricycling, simple past and past participle tricycled)

  1. To ride a tricycle.
    The child tricycled around the driveway until dark.

Synonyms


French tricycle definition

Etymology

tri- +‎ cycle.

Pronunciation

Noun

tricycle m (plural tricycles)

  1. tricycle
    • Tricycle definition
      A cycle with three wheels, powered by pedals and usually intended for young children. (1 of 2 tricycle definitions)

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