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Re: Segway

Posted by ESC on June 20, 2003

In Reply to: Segway posted by Jane on June 20, 2003

: What is Segway?

It's new a one-person vehicle (only I think it's not referred to as a vehicle) that can be used on the sidewalk. http://www.segway.com/

And I'm guessing the name came from meaning No. 1 (Merriam-Webster online):

segue
Main Entry: 1se·gue
Pronunciation: 'se-(")gwA, 'sA-
Function: verb imperative
Etymology: Italian, there follows, from seguire to follow, from Latin sequi -- more at SUE
Date: circa 1740
1 : proceed to what follows without pause -- used as a direction in music
2 : perform the music that follows like that which has preceded -- used as a direction in music
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=segues