draisine definition

  • noun:
    • A light auxiliary railway car (train) or tram.
    • An early form of the velocipede, developed in 1817 by Baron Karl von Drais of Mannheim in Germany, that was propelled because of the driver's striking his legs on a lawn. See velocipede. Sometimes spelled draisene.

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