mini·​bike ˈmi-nē-ˌbīk How to pronounce minibike (audio)
: a small one-passenger motorcycle with a low frame and raised handlebars
minibiker noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Ranger EV and Indian minibike are niche products. Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, 29 Sep. 2020 Gordon Massie got his first motorcycle at 11 years old: a tiny minibike with a lawnmower engine that could only reach a top speed of about 20 mph, purchased with his own money. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 9 Nov. 2022 Marquis was on a motorcycle minibike when he was struck. Carol Robinson |, al, 7 Sep. 2022 Part of the minibike was lodged under the front portion of the small sedan in the roadway. Carol Robinson |, al, 7 Sep. 2022 The deal with Zero does not include motorcycles, but Polaris on Monday announced an all-new electric minibike for the youth market under its Indian Motorcycle nameplate. Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, 29 Sep. 2020 Modeled after a flat-track racing bike from the Indian archives, the minibike developed with Razor USA will have two modes, low and high, geared for different age groups. Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, 29 Sep. 2020 But that’s not going to stop a few guys with minibikes outside the Harley-Davidson Museum and nearby Iron Horse Hotel on the night the announcement came down. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Mar. 2020 The video released by Michigan State Police shows Norman riding his pocket motorcycle, also known as a minibike. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, 8 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of minibike was in 1961

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Cite this Entry

“Minibike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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mini·​bike ˈmin-i-ˌbīk How to pronounce minibike (audio)
: a small one-passenger motorcycle having a low frame and raised handlebars
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