Definition of motorcycle
: an automotive vehicle with two in-line wheels
motorcyclistplay \-k(ə-)list\ noun
Recent Examples of motorcycle from the Web
This narrative reoccurs in the case of his motorcycle accident in 1966, his religious conversion a decade later and his commitment to an endless tour in the late 1980s.
The University of Florida’s student body president got schooled in the criminal court system in Key West after pushing over motorcycles while in a drunken stupor March 7.
The rider was heading north on Interstate 5 just south of Mission Road around 1:13 a.m. when for unknown reasons his 2006 Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle hit the curb, said Officer Jim Bettencourt.
German police say a businessman on a motorcycle lost a plastic bag stuffed with his day’s earnings while driving along a southern highway, sending a shower of cash across the Bavarian Autobahn.
Another motorcycle accident the following year claimed Oakley's life.
Another motorcycle accident the following year claimed Oakley’s life.
But he was killed in a motorcycle accident in October 1971, just months after recording the Fillmore shows.
Another man rode up to the gas station on a motorcycle to check on some friends who may have been at the shooting.
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Origin and Etymology of motorcycle
First Known Use: 1894See Words from the same year
MOTORCYCLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of motorcycle for English Language Learners
: a vehicle with two wheels that is powered by a motor and that can carry one or two people
MOTORCYCLE Defined for Kids
Definition of motorcycle for Students
: a motorized vehicle for one or two passengers that has two wheels
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