trike [trahyk] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Informal. tricycle.

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  • Origin of trike by shortening and alteration; see bike1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for trike Historical Examples of trike

  • Miss Bibby went round at once to the other door and demanded “Trike,” though Kate strongly advised against it.

    In the Mist of the Mountains

    Ethel Turner

  • I tiptoed downstairs and out the front door to where the trike car was parked, and started for the village a mile to the west.

    The Statue

    Mari Wolf

  • Lately it grew harder and harder to drive, to keep the trike car on the narrow strip of pavement.

    The Statue

    Mari Wolf

  • And why should those border desperadoes have followed, through sixty miles of desolation, to trike him down?

    Keith of the Border

    Randall Parrish

  • British Dictionary definitions for trike trike noun short for tricycle short for trichloroethylene a microlight aircraft with three fixed wheels for landing and take-off Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for trike n.

    short for tricycle, 1883.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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