mo·​ped | \ˈmō-ˌped \

Definition of moped 

: a lightweight low-powered motorbike that can be pedaled

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The teens were riding the moped on East Eighth Street near the Old Colony housing development at the time of the crash and the collision occurred about a block from Dorchester Street, police said. Danny Mcdonald And John R. Ellement,, "Teens remain hospitalized following South Boston moped crash," 15 June 2018 Police stopped Feiger after observing him swerving from curb to curb while operating a moped near Greenwood Avenue and Stratford Road. Steve Sadin,, "Blotter: 2 charged with cannabis possession in Deerfield," 6 July 2018 The bike offers pedals, as well, which Bhagat said are a requirement by law — otherwise, the bikes would be classified as mopeds. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "South Milwaukee Police add motorized, locally built 'Cheata Bike' to their relaunched bicycle patrol," 2 July 2018 Boston Two teen girls seriously injured in moped crash Two teenage girls were sent to hospitals with life-threatening injuries after their moped was involved in a crash with a pickup truck Thursday night in South Boston, police said., "New England news in brief," 15 June 2018 Galsworthy delivered the gin cases himself on his moped. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "How Gin Bounced Back From Decades of Decline to Become London’s Latest It Drink," 11 June 2018 The faster ones now need a licence plate and riders have to follow the same rules as those of mopeds, such has wearing a helmet and having insurance. The Economist, "How two-wheelers are weaving their way into urban transport," 21 June 2018 There will surely be more fishing, rides on his moped and trips to the beach. Kyle Stackpole, Howard County Times, "Marriotts Ridge junior Josh Olsufka captures baseball Player of the Year," 20 June 2018 Consumer-focused stuff was less prominent, but included things like motorcycles and mopeds, as well as LEDs for backlighting of LCD TVs. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "Trade Wars: What 401(k) investors, consumers need to know," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of moped

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for moped

Swedish, from motor motor + pedal pedal

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: a small motorcycle that can be pedaled like a bicycle

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