training wheels
noun plural Date: 1964 a pair of small wheels connected to the rear axle of a bicycle to help a beginning bicyclist maintain balance

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  • Training wheels — (also known as stabilizers) are an additional wheel or wheels mounted parallel to the rear wheel of a bicycle that assist learners until they have developed a usable sense of balance on the bicycle. Typically they are used in teaching very young… …   Wikipedia

  • Training wheels — Train ing wheels a pair of small wheels attached to the rear of a bicycle to keep the bicycle upright; used to assist those, especially small children, learning how to ride a bicycle. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • training wheels — a pair of small wheels attached one on each side of the rear wheel of a bicycle for stability while one is learning to ride. * * * …   Universalium

  • training wheels — noun a) A pair of small wheels attached on either side of the rear wheel of a childs bicycle so that the bicycle is easier for the child to learn to ride. b) Anything designed to make something easier for a tyro. Syn: stabilisers …   Wiktionary

  • training wheels — noun plural : a pair of small wheels connected to the rear axle of a bicycle to help a beginning bicyclist maintain balance …   Useful english dictionary

  • training wheels — plural noun North American term for stabilizers (see stabilizer sense 3) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Training Wheels for Citizenship — was a youth suffrage proposal by California Democratic state senator John Vasconcellos to give 14 year olds one quarter of a vote and 16 year olds one half of a vote, with 18 year olds continuing to have a full vote as under the current system.… …   Wikipedia

  • training wheel — UK US noun [countable] usually plural [singular training wheel plural training wheels] american a stabilizer on a child’s bicycle Thesaurus: parts of bicycles and motorcycles …   Useful english dictionary

  • training wheel — noun a) One of a pair of training wheels: small wheels placed on either side of a bicycles wheel to provide support for new riders. b) Anything designed to support a tyro …   Wiktionary

  • training wheel — UK / US noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms training wheel : singular training wheel plural training wheels American a stabilizer on a child s bicycle …   English dictionary

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