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bicycle

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈbaɪ.sɪ.kl̩/
A2 a two-wheeled vehicle that you sit on and move by turning the two pedals (= flat parts you press with your feet): I go to work by bicycle. He got on his bicycle and rode off. You should never ride your bicycle without lights at night.
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in Arabic دَرّاجة هَوائيّة…
in Korean 자전거…
in Malaysian basikal…
in French bicyclette…
in Turkish bisiklet…
in Italian bicicletta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腳踏車,單車,自行車…
in Russian велосипед…
in Polish rower…
in Vietnamese xe đạp…
in Spanish bicicleta…
in Portuguese bicicleta…
in Thai รถจักรยานสองล้อ…
in German das Fahrrad…
in Catalan bicicleta…
in Japanese 自転車…
in Indonesian sepeda…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脚踏车,自行车…
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