(redirected from Unicyling)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


1. A vehicle typically consisting of a saddle mounted over a single wheel and propelled by pedals.
2. Any of various other single-wheeled vehicles.

[uni- + -cycle, perhaps on the model of bicycle.]

u′ni·cy′clist n.


(Automotive Engineering) a one-wheeled vehicle driven by pedals, esp one used in a circus, etc. Also called: monocycle
[from uni- + cycle, on the model of tricycle]
ˈuniˌcyclist n


(ˈyu nəˌsaɪ kəl)

n., v. -cled, -cling. n.
1. a vehicle with one wheel, esp. a pedal-driven device kept upright and steered by body balance.
2. to ride a unicycle.
[1865–70, Amer.]
u′ni•cy`clist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unicycle - a vehicle with a single wheel that is driven by pedalsunicycle - a vehicle with a single wheel that is driven by pedals
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
Verb1.unicycle - ride a unicycle
bicycle, bike, pedal, wheel, cycle - ride a bicycle


[ˈjuːnɪˌsaɪkl] Nmonociclo m


nEinrad nt
References in periodicals archive ?
Held at Marske Recreation Ground yesterday, the day featured a family ride and one for more experienced riders, an extreme mountain biking demonstration, unicyling and even a bike that helped make fruit smoothies.
Stylish elegance will be provided by Caroline on the swinging trapeze; David Roberts will defy gravity on the "rola rola" and The Jackson Family will perform their unique unicyling act.
Kris Holm was inspired to start unicyling at the age of 11, when he witnessed a street performer in his home city of Vancouver, Canada, playing a violin while sitting atop a unicycle.