boneshaker


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boneshaker

(ˈbəʊnˌʃeɪkə)
n
1. an early type of bicycle having solid tyres and no springs
2. slang any decrepit or rickety vehicle
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boneshaker - any wheeled vehicle that is dilapidated and uncomfortable; "that old bike without rubber tires was a real boneshaker"
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"
Translations

boneshaker

[ˈbəʊnˌʃeɪkəʳ] N (Aut etc) → armatoste m, rácano m; (= bicycle) bicicleta antigua con ruedas sólidas y sin muelles

boneshaker

[ˈbəʊnˌʃeɪkəʳ] n (hum) (bicycle, car) → catorcio
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Verdina will focus on production of Hahn and Boneshaker brands and has more than 15 years of winemaking experience, starting in 2002 during his first harvest with Hahn Family Wines.
Hundreds of men and youths trundling wheelbarrows, handcarts, broken-down prams, boneshaker bicycles, and grocers' two-wheeled trolleys along a single-track railway, tearing a way through a wilderness of gorse bushes and tangled undergrowth, climbing an endlessly winding country lane until at last Mecca was reached.
It might have been a noisy, slow, dated old boneshaker of a thing, but so many of us loved the strength, the quirkiness and the durability of our old friend, the Defender.
How would you enjoy riding a boneshaker or a dandy horse instead of your bicycle?
Dandy horse and boneshaker were early names for which mode of transport?
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Featured bands on this compilation include: Witchburn, Windowpane, Strangely Alright, South Kitsap Infidels, SleepyPilot, Ravages of Time, Mechanism, Klover Jane, In the Between, Ian Jones, Dear Darkness, Boneshaker, Ariah Christine, Amanda Hardy, and Amadon.
Since the children enjoyed these questions so much, here are a few more posers that tested the minds of students from the senior categories: Draisine, Boneshaker, Columbia Expert and American Safety were some of the earliest types of this everyday vehicle.
The ramshackle boneshaker shudders to a halt 150 kilometres north of Dhaka, tipping its human cargo into the dusty cacophony of Madhupur bus depot.
Other journals with a literary bent include the (sadly departed) Bicycle Culture Quarterly, London's Boneshaker, and Colorado's Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac.
Even in the days of the boneshaker, the introduction of ball bearings and other developments, such as improved materials and design details, made for continued evolution.
The Mareville household heard nothing of their fugitive son for some time, until, just within a year of his hurried departure they received a letter in the mail from a captain of the Texas Rangers, whose small scouting detail had spotted a man in West Texas, careening down a hill on the west bank of the Pecos River on a rickety boneshaker, firing a six-shooter into a band of whooping Comanches in pursuit.