unicycle

unicycle
unicyclist, n.
/yooh"neuh suy'keuhl/, n., v., unicycled, unicycling.
n.
1. a vehicle with one wheel, esp. a pedal-driven device kept upright and steered by body balance, commonly used by acrobats and other performers.
v.i.
2. to ride a unicycle.
[1865-70, Amer.; UNI- + CYCLE]

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