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1. A tricycle.
a. Any of several early bicycles having pedals attached to the front wheel.
b. An early bicycle propelled by pushing the feet along the ground while straddling the vehicle.

[French vélocipède : Latin vēlōx, vēlōc-, fast; see velocity + Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see -ped.]
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1. (Mechanical Engineering) an early form of bicycle propelled by pushing along the ground with the feet
2. (Mechanical Engineering) any early form of bicycle or tricycle
[C19: from French vélocipède, from Latin vēlōx swift + pēs foot]
veˈlociˌpedist n
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(vəˈlɒs əˌpid)

an early kind of bicycle or tricycle.
[1810–20; < French]
ve•loc′i•ped`ist, n.
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A large tricycle intended for adult use.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Velocipede - any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheelvelocipede - any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel
bicycle, bike, cycle, wheel - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
2.Velocipede - a vehicle with three wheels that is moved by foot pedalsvelocipede - a vehicle with three wheels that is moved by foot pedals
cycle rickshaw, pedicab - a tricycle (usually propelled by pedalling); used in the Orient for transporting passengers for hire; "boys who once pulled rickshaws now pedal pedicabs"
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"
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(archaic) [vəˈlɒsɪpiːd] Nvelocípedo m
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n (form)Fahrrad nt, → Veloziped nt (old)
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References in classic literature ?
I 'll help you tease for your velocipede, and won't say a word against it, when mamma and granny beg papa not to let you have it."
Enthusiasts and novices can check out the two-wheelers, including the first motorcycle -- the 1868 Michaux-Perreaux Steam Velocipede -- and the legendary patriotic red, white and blue custom-built Harley-Davidson chopper Peter Fonda rode alongside Dennis Hopper in "Easy Rider."
The meanest creatures despise him, and even the fleas would desert him for a velocipede. He is so spiritless and cowardly that even while his exposed teeth are pretending a threat, the rest of his face is apologizing for it (48-49).
The modern "velocipede" is truly ingrained in our way of life.
With one of these in her handbag, the devotee of the velocipede was well-equipped to deal with such tramps, vagabonds and dogs that might hinder her progress.
In the neighboring Jantsch family, the older daughters brought home gifts for their younger siblings, including comic books and, in 1902, a velocipede (a tricycle) for young Joseph Jantsch.
Winnipeg was still a small frontier outpost when the first bicycle -- a velocipede -- made its appearance on its streets in 1875.
The failure of the velocipede, or bicycle, as a mode of transportation was reflected in an editorial in The New York Times.
These phases are illustrated by the evolution of the bicycle: from the first 'Velocipede', via the diamond frame solution, dominant for 50 years, to modern carbon fibre racers and recumbent bicycles.
The University of Liverpool Velocipede (ULV) team, affiliate members of the IMechE, designed and built their recumbent bicycle, ARION1 (pictured right), from scratch.