dirt bike


Definition of dirt bike 

: a usually lightweight motorcycle designed for operation on unpaved surfaces

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As a young teenager in Oakland, California, Burton was arrested multiple times for minor offenses like stealing a dirt bike. Lindsay Gellman, The Atlantic, "Code Now. Pay Tuition Later.," 30 June 2018 Trail stickers are $15 and are required for motorcycles, mopeds, golf carts, go-carts, dirt bikes, cyclists age 18 and older and horse riders age 18 and older. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Things to do in and around Darlington," 24 May 2018 While growing up in Windsor, Chris raced dirt bikes and enjoyed golfing with his brother and spending time with his friends and family. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Christopher John House," 3 July 2018 In other news: Eleven people, including two teenagers, were arrested during a crackdown on all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes operating illegally on city streets, Atlanta police said. Zachary Hansen, ajc, "Police: 2 men flee traffic stop, cause 5-car accident in NE Atlanta," 10 July 2018 On the day of the arrests, a driver of a dirt bike was killed after crashing into a Dodge Charger at the intersection of Sylvan Road and Dill Avenue, the Georgia State Patrol said. Raisa Habersham, ajc, "Teens among 11 arrested during illegal ATV, dirt bike riding sting on Atlanta roads," 10 July 2018 The Kalk does without the brush guards that are standard on dirt bikes. Ty Brookhart, Outside Online, "You're Going to Want the Cake Kalk E-Dirt Bike," 25 June 2018 Given that Meek was arrested back in 2017 for performing bike stunts in New York City, the rapper made a grand entrance on his dirt bike to make a major statement. Nerisha Penrose, Billboard, "Lil Wayne Celebrates 'Tha Carter III,' Swizz Beatz Challenges Timbaland, Meek Mill Pops a Wheelie & More Summer Jam 2018 Highlights," 11 June 2018 Allen, 18, who was last seen riding his red dirt bike, was the subject of a dayslong search in December 2016 into January 2017 that ended when Weismore led state police to Allen’s body, which was less than 100 yards from Weismore’s house. David Owens, courant.com, "Sterling Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Teen During Drug Deal," 18 May 2018

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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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