Definition of unicycle in US English:

unicycle

noun

  • A cycle with a single wheel, typically used by acrobats.

    • ‘There were dykes on bikes, on unicycles, and in wheelchairs; most of them were on foot, though.’
    • ‘Tina was weeping so hard that her mascara was running, leaving tire marks down her cheeks, as if she had been run over by a pair of small unicycles.’
    • ‘It has been observed that a proportion of the enemy soldiers on realizing that they are under attack by soldiers on unicycles will cease their combat activities and stare in disbelief; they are then highly susceptible to return fire.’
    • ‘For example, unicycles and automobiles are vehicles with one and four wheels each, respectively.’
    • ‘Punk-rock magician Dylan Studebaker, an irreverent, rebellious version of the familiar tuxedoed illusionist, describes guys in underwear perched on eight-foot unicycles and throwing bags of flour at each other.’
    • ‘Or perhaps unicycles are just not very good prototypes.’
    • ‘Sadly I wasn't able to get a shot of the three guys, who looked like they were on the way to see their parole officer, pushing unicycles across the main bridge.’
    • ‘His act is juggling chainsaws while pedalling a unicycle.’
    • ‘The couch was held up by cast bronze human figures riding unicycles.’
    • ‘It's not a regular unicycle - it has the wheel of a mountain bike.’
    • ‘I think the people I know who ride unicycles already have quite enough mental capabilities, thank you.’
    • ‘The group's send-ups of Latin American soap operas on stilts and unicycles have also drawn attention.’
    • ‘Acrobatics has maintained its status as a spectacular bodily art; complex gymnastic feats are now often performed with apparatus such as balls, unicycles, trampolines, tightropes, and trapezes.’
    • ‘He's right, but he failed to mention everything else: dancing, bands, a spelling bee, zombies, unicycles - a full-out carnival!’
    • ‘We spent all our money on props - cannons, Velcro spacesuits, robots, unicycles, you name it.’
    • ‘I suppose there is nothing inherently wrong with film writers of all stripes turning into circus clowns, traipsing around on unicycles and throwing buckets of confetti that the audience thought were full of water.’
    • ‘After a year attending classes at the Montreal circus school, Corinne was doing wheelies on a unicycle and holding handstands.’
    • ‘Iroka mentally froze as she subconsciously wheeled herself out on the highwire on the unicycle and watched several circus personnel take the net away from the bottom.’
    • ‘Finding a stick isn't a problem, since players don't play using one of those tall unicycles you may have seen in a circus.’
    • ‘In both there is a father who disappears, a mother who would rather be elsewhere, a manipulative clergyman, a wisecracking love interest, a fatal unicycle or bicycle accident, a budding artist, and a flight to the city.’

Pronunciation

unicycle

/ˈjunəˌsaɪk(ə)l//ˈyo͞onəˌsīk(ə)l/