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velocipede

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A velocipede.

English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] veloci dative singular of velox (swift) + ped (foot)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /vɪˈlɒs.ɪ.piːd/, SAMPA: /vI"lQs.I.pi:d/
  • (US) IPA: /vɪ'lɑs.ɪ.pid/, {{SAMPA|/VI"lAs.I.pid/}
  • Hyphenation: ve‧lo‧ci‧ped

Noun

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velocipede

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  1. Early two-wheeled conveyance upon which one rode astride a wooden frame propelled by means of pushing the feet against the ground.
  2. (archaic) Generic term for three and four-wheeled machines driven by foot or hand levers to the rear or front axle.
  3. (archaic) a late-1860s bicycle driven by cranks on the front axle
  4. a bicycle

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Noun

velocipede m. (plural velocipedi)

  1. velocipede

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