dirt bike


Definition of dirt bike

: a usually lightweight motorcycle designed for operation on unpaved surfaces

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Over the years, ATVs have mutated from four-wheeled dirt bikes into increasingly outrageous utility task vehicles (UTVs, a.k.a. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Dune Buggy Is Back," 22 Dec. 2016 He had been charged with assaulting an employee at a St. Louis airport and with reckless endangerment for riding a dirt bike on New York City streets. Mark Fazlollah, Philly.com, "Pa. high court: Judge Genece Brinkley to remain on Meek Mill case," 12 June 2018 And to be honest, isn't this so much more practical than riding a dirt bike in the ocean? Michael C. Wilson, Popular Mechanics, "New Motorcycles and Gear You Need to Know for 2018," 19 Oct. 2017 In the early morning of August 13, police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, arrested a teenager with a dirt bike on an eluding complaint, according to Fox 25 News. Kaylen Ralph, Teen Vogue, "A Teen Was Arrested for Running From the Cops After Using a Ouija Board in a Cemetery," 13 Aug. 2018 The families had a zipline in the backyard and would ride dirt bikes and dune buggies as well as go hiking with the family dog. Nate Owen, courant.com, "Property of the Week: 2910 Mountain Road, Suffield," 18 Aug. 2017 An example of his probation violations would include the time he was charged with reckless endangerment for riding a dirt bike and popping wheelies. Phillip Morris, cleveland.com, "Kanye West has a thing or two to learn about American slavery: Phillip Morris," 9 May 2018 The Camso DTS-129 kit converts a Yamaha WR450F in to a snowbike by replacing the front wheel with a ski and the back wheel with a 129 inch tread, allowing you to ride your dirt bike all year long. Michael C. Wilson, Popular Mechanics, "New Motorcycles and Gear You Need to Know for 2018," 19 Oct. 2017 Prosecutors say Jones had a gun on him when he was approached by Pownall for riding a dirt bike on a street. Fox News, "Judge steps aside in homicide case against ex-officer," 19 Sep. 2018

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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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