Velocipede Defined

velocipede (n.)

1819, "wheeled vehicle propelled by alternate thrusts of each foot on the ground," 1819, from French vélocipède (19c.), from Latin velox (genitive velocis) "swift, speedy" (see velocity) + pedem, accusative of pes "foot" (from PIE root *ped- "foot").

Velocipede - French vélocipède, from Latin velox (“swift”) + pes (“foot”)
- an early form of bicycle propelled by working pedals on cranks fitted to the front axle.