Definition of moped
: a lightweight low-powered motorbike that can be pedaled
Recent Examples of moped from the Web
There might be the odd moped exploring New York or San Francisco, but even modern weed whackers eschew the once-common two-stroke setup.
Theft A man reported June 12 that the rear license plate from his moped was stolen while it was parked in the 800 block of South Rand Road, police said.
Maybe whole crews should get mopeds to get out to the event…
They were told two suspicious men left the area on a moped.
As a result, e-bikes are no longer regulated like mopeds and low-speed models are allowed on bicycle paths.
Mr. Hostey’s younger brother insisted on Thursday that his brother did not know Mr. Abedi, and then sped off on a moped.
The Lynx bus was making a left turn on Indian Hills Road from Pine Hills Road around 12:45 a.m.when a moped ran into the bus.
The attempt at Monza’s Formula One race course did not go down as an official world record, sanctioned by the IAAF, due to variables like pacers entering mid-race and drinks being given to runners via mopeds.
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Origin and Etymology of moped
Swedish, from motor motor + pedal pedal
First Known Use: 1954See Words from the same year
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Definition of moped for English Language Learners
: a small motorcycle that can be pedaled like a bicycle
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