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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

bike +‎ shed

NounEdit

bikeshed (plural bikesheds)

  1. (literally) An enclosed structure where bicycles may be stored.
  2. (figuratively, technical jargon) A topic that is attracting debate ad nauseam, out of all proportion to its actual importance. Also bikeshedding, the process of arguing endlessly over details of some small and relatively unimportant thing. Originates as a metaphor to explain Parkinson’s Law of Triviality.

VerbEdit

bikeshed (third-person singular simple present bikesheds, present participle bikeshedding, simple past and past participle bikeshedded)

  1. (technical jargon) Discuss a minor detail.