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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a bicycle that has no gears and no freewheel, so the pedals must be going round while the bike is moving. Short for 'fixed-wheel bicycle' or 'fixed-gear bicycle'

    ... maybe she's just not used to having gears, bless her, after all those hours going round and round the velodrome on a fixie.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 28/05/2013


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