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bicyclenoun [C]

uk   /ˈbaɪ.sɪ.kəl/ us   /ˈbaɪ.sə.kəl/
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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(Definition of bicycle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bicyclenoun [C]

us   /ˈbɑɪ·sɪ·kəl/ also bike
a vehicle with two wheels and a seat for a rider whose feet push pedals around in circles to make the wheels turn: He rides his bicycle to school.
bicycle
verb [I] us   /ˈbɑɪ·sɪ·kəl/
I saw you bicycling through town yesterday.
(Definition of bicycle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bicycle”
in Korean 자전거…
in Arabic دَرّاجة هَوائيّة…
in Malaysian basikal…
in French bicyclette…
in Russian велосипед…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腳踏車,單車,自行車…
in Italian bicicletta…
in Turkish bisiklet…
in Polish rower…
in Spanish bicicleta…
in Vietnamese xe đạp…
in Portuguese bicicleta…
in Thai รถจักรยานสองล้อ…
in German das Fahrrad…
in Catalan bicicleta…
in Japanese 自転車…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脚踏车,自行车…
in Indonesian sepeda…
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