Bicycle

Bicycle

by-sik-uhl

noun

Bicycle is a two-wheeled vehicle powered by the rider.

Example usage: I'm riding my bicycle to the park today.

Most used in: Countries where cycling is a popular mode of transport.

Most used by: Cyclists, both professional and recreational.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Bike, Velocipede, Two-wheeler, Cycle,

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What is a Bicycle?

A bicycle is a human-powered vehicle with two wheels arranged side-by-side and a frame connecting the wheels. Pedals are attached to the frame in order to propel the bicycle forward. The bicycle is a popular form of transportation and recreation, and is used by people of all ages, genders, and abilities.

Bicycles have been used for centuries, and the modern bicycle has evolved from a number of different designs. Today, bicycles come in many different shapes and sizes, and can be customized to fit individual needs.

In many countries, bicycles are the most common form of transportation. According to the International Bicycle Fund, up to 1 billion people around the world use bicycles as their primary form of transportation. In the US, the National Bicycle Dealers Association reports that over 17 million bicycles are sold each year.

Bicycles are a great way to get around, stay fit, and reduce your carbon footprint. They can be used for commuting, running errands, and recreational activities like mountain biking or touring.

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The Origin of the Word 'Bicycle'

The term 'bicycle' was first used in France in the 1860s. It was derived from the French words 'bicyclette' and 'vélocipède', which both mean 'two-wheeled vehicle'. The word was then adopted by English speakers in the 1870s.

The first bicycles were made in the early 1800s, but they were often referred to as 'hobby horses' or 'velocipedes'. The term 'bicycle' was not used until the 1860s, when the two-wheeled vehicles became more popular and were seen as a practical means of transportation.

Many other terms were used to describe two-wheeled vehicles before the word 'bicycle' was coined. These included 'dandy horse', 'hobby horse', 'boneshaker', 'velocipede' and 'penny-farthing'. These terms all refer to the same type of vehicle, but the word 'bicycle' has become the most widely used.

The term 'bicycle' is now used all over the world to describe two-wheeled vehicles. It is a common sight on roads and paths, and is enjoyed by people of all ages.

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