dirt bike


: a usually lightweight motorcycle designed for operation on unpaved surfaces

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Rent a dirt bike or an off-road vehicle in the town of St. Anthony to explore the site, most of it accessible from April to January. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 1 Aug. 2022 At the time of the operation, riding an unregistered vehicle, such as a dirt bike or ATV, on public streets was a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $50 for a rider’s first offense and $100 for each subsequent offense. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 1 June 2022 The driver of the dirt bike was pronounced dead at the scene, while his passenger, also 15, was taken to Elliot Hospital in Manchester, police said. Bailey Allen, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Oct. 2022 The male operator of the dirt bike died after suffering serious injuries, police said. Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun, 31 July 2022 The dirt bike struck the side of the truck, troopers said. Anchorage Daily News, 12 July 2022 Wilder was driving a Yamaha dirt bike northbound on McFarland Boulevard East at 12:15 a.m. when the bike collided with an SUV. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 6 July 2022 Southby was driving a Yamaha dirt bike in this incident. Mike Mavredakis, Hartford Courant, 27 Sep. 2022 Last November, the rider said he was hit by a car while on his dirt bike and had to have a plate put in his leg. Omari Daniels, Washington Post, 9 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dirt bike was in 1970

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Cite this Entry

“Dirt bike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirt%20bike. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

dirt bike

: a light motorcycle designed to be used off the road
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