motor scooter

noun

Definition of motor scooter 

: a low 2- or 3-wheeled automotive vehicle resembling a child's scooter and having a seat so that the rider does not straddle the engine

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After a 28-year-old woman was killed in Boston in 2016 when her motor scooter collided with a duck boat on a street, the Massachusetts legislature soon took action. Eric Adler, The Seattle Times, "Congress didn’t act after 1999 duck-boat tragedy. Now it must, experts say.," 30 July 2018 With a step-through design like a motor scooter, its appeal in America was mostly to college students and others looking for fun. David Pan, USA TODAY, "Honda Super Cub motorcycle, most popular vehicle ever, returns to the U.S.," 8 June 2018 Meanwhile, Scoot is expanding for the first time outside San Francisco by bringing 1,000 e-bikes and 500 mopeds to Barcelona, Spain, a city of 1.7 million with a strong affinity for motor bikes and motor scooters. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "Scoot’s e-bike sharing plan hits bureaucratic wall in SF," 30 May 2018 The preferred method of transport is motor scooter or motorcycle. NBC News, "High risk of Ebola spread in Congo, WHO says," 18 May 2018 One time in high school he was caught speeding on his motor scooter by a police officer who also was a Ma-Ya regular. Takashi Mochizuki, WSJ, "The Grande Dame of Videogames Is Closing Her Tiny Tokyo Mecca," 12 Apr. 2018 But urban mobility is changing, even for motor scooters. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "The Cute Robot That Follows You Around the City," 28 Feb. 2018 Even as Tesla is killing the glamour of the supercar, Piaggio strives to make a wine mule as alla moda as a motor scooter. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "The Cute Robot That Follows You Around the City," 28 Feb. 2018 To avoid unsightliness, trash bins are stashed behind each house and picked up by garbage collectors on motor scooters. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "The Best New Fiction," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of motor scooter

1919, in the meaning defined above

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motor scooter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of motor scooter

: a small vehicle with two wheels that is powered by a motor and that has a low seat and a flat area for resting your feet

motor scooter

noun

Kids Definition of motor scooter

: a motorized vehicle having two or three wheels like a child's scooter but having a seat

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