motor scooter

noun
plural motor scooters

Definition of motor scooter

: a 2- or 3-wheeled motorized vehicle that has a low seat and a bottom platform for resting the feet

Examples of motor scooter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another friend, Loren Walker, was taking Betty Westfall for a ride on Bill’s Springcycle, which was a fancy version of a motor scooter. Paul Messinger, The Arizona Republic, 7 Aug. 2022 Luckily its engine, which sounds like a motor scooter, usually provides warning. David Hambling, Forbes, 17 May 2022 The ninth grader was riding his 2003 Honda CH-80 motor scooter on Alabama 75 about 3 miles south of Geraldine when he was struck by an unknown vehicle around 10:20 p.m. Saturday, according to ALEA reports. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, 8 Apr. 2022 The baron glanced up from his newspaper and saw a man on a motor scooter zigzagging precariously in front of the Peugeot. Tom Sancton, Town & Country, 31 Mar. 2022 Driving in Paris on a motor scooter, weaving through traffic, Maureen mumbles to herself, trapped in recursive thoughts about someone who is no longer there. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, 15 Nov. 2021 Police say Banes was crossing an avenue when 26-year-old Brian Boyd ran a red light on a motor scooter, knocking her over. CBS News, 6 Aug. 2021 The incident with Crudup began on 13th Street and Ocean Court, when Crudup allegedly struck a Miami Beach police officer with his motor scooter after he was being investigated for a traffic incident. al, 3 Aug. 2021 The incident happened on July 26 when police approached 24-year-old Dalonta Crudup for allegedly illegally parking a motor scooter near 13th Street and Ocean Court. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 3 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of motor scooter

1919, in the meaning defined above

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16 Aug 2022

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“Motor scooter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/motor%20scooter. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for motor scooter

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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