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English Dictionary: velocipede by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
velocipede
n
  1. any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel
  2. a vehicle with three wheels that is moved by foot pedals
    Synonym(s): tricycle, trike, velocipede
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Velocipede \Ve*loc"i*pede\, n. [L. velox, -ocis, swift + pes,
      pedis, a foot. See {Velocity}, and {Foot}.]
      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}.
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