What does the word velocipede mean?

Usage examples for velocipede

  1. In his day he was a notable athlete, at one time bicycling champion of the Midland counties; and his prowess was won on the obsolete velocipede, with its one great wheel in front and a very small wheel behind. – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow
  2. We'll put him on the velocipede and rush him up to the hotel. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne