Etymology
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tricycle (n.)

1828, "three-wheeled horse-drawn carriage," from French tricycle (1827); see tri- + cycle (n.). The pedal-powered version is first attested 1868.

updated on November 26, 2012

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Definitions of tricycle from WordNet

tricycle (n.)
a vehicle with three wheels that is moved by foot pedals;
Synonyms: trike / velocipede
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.