mobility scooter

noun

plural mobility scooters
: a vehicle ridden while seated that usually has three or four wheels, is typically propelled by an electric motor, and is used by those with impaired mobility : scooter sense 3
… failing health required her to move around the house by mobility scooter.Joshua Hammer
Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are important tools to help those with debilitating conditions lead normal lives.Doug Whiteman

Examples of mobility scooter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Halfway up, he was stopped by a couple riding mobility scooters. Oliver Whang, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2023 As post-screening Q&A host Jimmy Kimmel introduced the panel of crew members, Renner rode a mobility scooter down the aisles of the Westwood Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles as the audience gave him a standing ovation. Vulture, 12 Apr. 2023 The parks are open to everyone, and Indiana offers accessibility in the form of service trails that allow different mobility scooters and wheelchairs. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 1 June 2023 Before the night’s festivities got started, Renner walked the red carpet with a cane for photos, then transitioned to moving around on a mobility scooter for the rest of the evening. Vulture, 12 Apr. 2023 The group, which included his 10-year-old daughter Ava Berlin, posed in front of a rollercoaster, with a mobility scooter seen parked nearby. Glenn Garner, Peoplemag, 9 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mobility scooter was in 1985

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Cite this Entry

“Mobility scooter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mobility%20scooter. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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