dirt bike


Definition of dirt bike

: a usually lightweight motorcycle designed for operation on unpaved surfaces

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Away from music, back in the day Hawkins and Hood enjoyed riding dirt bikes together on woodsy local trails. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Swampers drum legend’s hot beats and cold winter," 7 Aug. 2019 He was warned about several complaints regarding the juveniles riding the dirt bikes. John Benson, cleveland.com, "Animal lover overreacts to dog in hot Volkswagen: Strongsville Police Blotter," 11 July 2019 James Fowler, 65, of Saint Cloud, was driving his 2007 Ford south on Narcoossee Road and turned left in the path of the dirt bike, causing the front of the bike to hit the right side of Fowler’s vehicle, Montes said. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando man killed in dirt-bike accident in southeast Orange County," 8 July 2019 People treated themselves to mobile phones, solar panels, TVs and dirt bikes. The Economist, "The murky world of Madagascar’s roaring vanilla trade," 5 July 2019 Breaking and entering, Boston Road Police responded to a report of a $700 Honda dirt bike stolen from a barn at 7:22 a.m. June 19. Brian Lisik, cleveland.com, "Man who reported assault arrested after investigation: Brunswick Hills Township Police Blotter," 8 July 2019 Yet the young men wear new American sports gear and rev shiny dirt bikes. The Economist, "The murky world of Madagascar’s roaring vanilla trade," 5 July 2019 Then the two fought momentarily until the first man rode away on his dirt bike. Ryan Martin, Indianapolis Star, "He escaped federal custody and then killed an Indianapolis DJ, police say," 28 June 2019 The Giants were not far enough removed from Bumgarner’s 2014 postseason heroics and the pitcher missed a considerable portion of the 2017 season after damaging his shoulder in a dirt bike accident. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Giants’ window to trade Madison Bumgarner opens for the first time today," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of dirt bike

1970, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dirt bike

: a small motorcycle that is designed to be used on rough surfaces

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