dirt bike


Definition of dirt bike

: a usually lightweight motorcycle designed for operation on unpaved surfaces

Examples of dirt bike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police said Young and Alston were armed and fired at police, and that Price died by accident when his dirt bike collided with a police vehicle. Robert Mccartney, Washington Post, "Washington region has problems with police shootings and racist practices, too," 29 June 2020 The drive itinerary spanned 80 miles, running the Silver State trail system from a base camp that also included various dirt bikes and a youth-size ATV. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "Growing up in the Dyer Home Means Learning How to Boot and Rally," 9 Feb. 2020 The mass gathering of ATV and dirt bike riders in the Oregon Dunes was scheduled for July 21-26. oregonlive, "No-fair summer: Oregon event organizers scramble after ban on gatherings is extended," 8 May 2020 The burglary, which occurred overnight between Aug. 30 and 31, someone made entry into a garage in the 2000 block of Oakmont Road and stole dirt bikes and chainsaws, Andersen said. S. Wayne Carter Jr., baltimoresun.com, "Harford sheriff’s office investigating string of thefts from cars, burglaries in Fallston," 21 Oct. 2019 Several California residents pushed back against their local government’s decision to fill a skate park with sand to ensure social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak by using the park as a dirt bike track. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "California residents fight back with shovels and dirt bikes after city dumps sand into skate park," 21 Apr. 2020 Meanwhile its federal cousin the Bureau of Land Management has left open much of Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, where dune buggies and dirt bikes continue to roar and leap. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, "What’s open and closed this week: Beaches, parks and trails in Southern California," 20 Apr. 2020 Kosanovich, of South Amboy, was remembered for his love of riding ATVs and dirt bikes. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, "21-year-old man dies after Lexus remotely started, pinning him between 2 vehicles," 13 Dec. 2019 In Providence, the sideshows have included ATVs and dirt bikes with vehicles, with riders and drivers cutting through the city, shutting down streets and intersections, and recording their exploits to share on social media. BostonGlobe.com, "But no one expects doughnuts on the Providence River Bridge.," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of dirt bike

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dirt bike was in 1970

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6 Jul 2020

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“Dirt bike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirt%20bike. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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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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