A vehicle, used especially by small children, that has three wheels, one at the front and two at the back, and is usually propelled by pedals.
The word tricycle has been in use since the early 19th century and stems from the Greek tri (treia), meaning three, and kyklos, meaning a circle or wheel. The first recorded usage is apparently in 1828, signifying a "three-wheeled horse-drawn carriage." Tricycles have evolved to include various forms of propulsion including pedals, steam and internal combustion engines. The abbreviation trike has been in use since 1883.
The most common type of tricycle today is the child's toy pedal tricycle, but advanced forms exist. Early tricycles were mostly for adults. Adult pedal tricycles are known to have existed from 1868
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review is a Buddhist quarterly, published in the United States by the Tricycle Foundation, formerly known as Buddhist Ray, Inc. It has the largest circulation of any Buddhist magazine in the US.
A three-wheeled vehicle aptly evokes the fundamental components of Buddhist philosophy. The number three speaks to the three treasures: The Buddha, dharma, and sangha. The wheel relates to the turning the wheel of dharma. And the vehicle itself alludes to the three great vehicles of Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. While the handlebars present no traditional metaphor for Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, when presented with a small golden tricycle by the magazine's founding editor, took hold of each one and said, “the absolute and the relative.”
http://www.tricycle.com - Homepage of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
Definitionpedal Show phonetics
a small part of a machine or object which is pushed down with the foot to operate or move the machine or object:
the brake/accelerator pedal
This sewing machine is operated by a foot pedal.
He stood up on the pedals of his bike to get extra power as he cycled up the hill.
pedal Show phonetics
adjective [before noun]
operated by a pedal or pedals:
a pedal bike/boat/car
She emptied the ashtray into the pedal bin.
pedal Show phonetics
verb [I or T] -ll- or US USUALLY -l-
to push the pedals of a bicycle round with your feet:
He struggled to pedal his bicycle up the hill.
We were pedalling like mad (= very fast) against the wind, but didn't seem to be getting anywhere.
See also backpedal.
Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Look Cycle; Pedals Can Break Causing Cyclists to Fall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: KéO Bicycle Pedals
Units: About 80,000 (40,000 pairs)
Distributor: Look Cycle USA, of San Jose, Calif.
Hazard: The steel axle inside the pedal can break, posing a fall hazard to cyclists.
Incidents/Injuries: Look Cycle has received 14 reports of incidents with broken pedals, including 7 injuries which resulted in scrapes, cuts, contusions, elbow pain, and a knee injury.
Description: The recalled bicycle pedals are black and were sold separately from bicycles. Pedal models include KéO Classic, KéO Sprint, KéO HM and KéO Carbon. The model name is printed in white on the side of the pedal. Date codes between January 2004 and December 2005 are included in this recall. The date code for the KéO Classic, Sprint and Carbon pedals is on a dial stamped onto the pedal. The date code for the KéO HM is on the bottom of the pedal, with the letters A through L corresponding to the month, and the numbers 4 and 5 indicating 2004 or 2005.
Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from January 2004 through July 2007 for between $100 and $500.
Manufactured in: France
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle pedals and return them to the place of purchase, or contact Look Cycle USA to arrange for shipping and free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Look Cycle USA toll-free at (866) 430-5665 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.lookcycle-usa.com, or email the firm at KeoUpgrade@lookcycle-usa.comKéO Classic, Spring and Carbon Pedals
KéO HM Pedal