Bicycle vs Standover - What's the difference?

bicycle | standover |


As nouns the difference between bicycle and standover

is that bicycle is a vehicle that has two wheels, one behind the other, a steering handle, and a saddle seat or seats and is usually propelled by the action of a rider’s feet upon pedals while standover is the height above ground of the top horizontal tube of the frame of a bicycle; should be less than the height above ground of the rider's groin.

As a verb bicycle

is to travel or exercise using a bicycle.

As an adjective standover is

using intimidation or threat of force to coerce others into submission or compliance eg "standover tactics" or "standover man".

bicycle

Noun

(en noun)
  • A vehicle that has two wheels, one behind the other, a steering handle, and a saddle seat or seats and is usually propelled by the action of a rider’s feet upon pedals.
  • A traveling block used on a cable in skidding logs.
  • The best possible hand in lowball.
  • (British, AU, NZ) A motorbike.
  • Synonyms

    * bike (colloquial) * cycle * push bike, pushbike * velocipede * See also

    Verb

    (bicycl)
  • To travel or exercise using a bicycle.
  • See also

    * like riding a bicycle * motorcycle * tricycle * unicycle

    standover

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • the height above ground of the top horizontal tube of the frame of a bicycle; should be less than the height above ground of the rider's groin
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • using intimidation or threat of force to coerce others into submission or compliance. e.g. "standover tactics" or "standover man".