noun Etymology: French, from tri- + Greek kyklos wheel — more at wheel Date: 1868 a 3-wheeled vehicle propelled by pedals or a motor

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  • tricycle — [ trisikl ] n. m. et adj. • 1869; « voiture publique à trois roues » 1830; de tri et cycle ♦ Cycle à trois roues, dont deux à l arrière. Tricycle de livreur. ⇒ triporteur. Tricycle d enfant. ♢ Adj. (1964) Train d atterrissage tricycle. ● tricycle …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tricycle — 1828, three wheeled horse drawn carriage, from Fr. tricycle (1827); see TRI (Cf. tri ) + CYCLE (Cf. cycle) (n.). The pedal powered version is first attested 1868 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tricycle — Tri cy*cle, n. [Pref. tri + cycle as inbicycle.] A three wheeled velocipede. See Illust. under {Velocipede}. Cf. {Bicycle}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tricycle — (engl., spr. traißikl), Dreirad, s. Fahrrad …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tricycle — (engl., spr. treißikl), Dreirad, s. Fahrrad …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • tricycle — ► NOUN ▪ a vehicle similar to a bicycle, but having three wheels, two at the back and one at the front …   English terms dictionary

  • tricycle — [trī′sə kəl, trī′sik΄əl] n. [Fr: see TRI & CYCLE] a light, three wheeled vehicle, with one wheel in front and two in back, esp. one for children that is operated by pedals …   English World dictionary

  • Tricycle — For other uses, see Tricycle (disambiguation). A tricycle (often abbreviated to trike) is a three wheeled vehicle. While tricycles are often associated with the small three wheeled vehicles used by pre school age children, they are also used by… …   Wikipedia

  • Tricycle — Marchande ambulante chinoise poussant son tricycle portant son éventail le parasol grand ouvert …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tricycle — UK [ˈtraɪsɪk(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms tricycle : singular tricycle plural tricycles a bicycle with three wheels, used by young children …   English dictionary

  • tricycle — 1. noun A cycle with three wheels, powered by pedals and usually intended for young children. 2. verb To ride a tricycle. The child tricycled around the driveway until dark …   Wiktionary

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