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bi·cy·cle  (bskl, -s-kl, -skl)
1. A vehicle consisting of a light frame mounted on two wire-spoked wheels one behind the other and having a seat, handlebars for steering, brakes, and two pedals or a small motor by which it is driven.
2. An exercise bicycle.
intr.v. bi·cy·cled, bi·cy·cling, bi·cy·cles
To ride or travel on a bicycle.

[Probably bi- + -cycle (on the model of tricycle, three-wheeled coach).]

bicy·cler (-klr), bicy·clist (-klst) n.

bicycle  /baskl/  n. a two-wheeled vehicle moved by pedaling: I bought a new bicycle.
v. [I] -cled, -cling, -cles to travel by bicycle: The students bicycled through Europe last summer. -n. [U] bicycling; [C] bicyclist. bicycle

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