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 The ban occurred after Panama City Beach police officers wrote over 300 rented scooter citations and worked 56 rented motor scooter crashes between Jan. 1 and May 23, 2017, according to media reports. al, "Alabama beach city considers ban on moped rentals," 23 Feb. 2021 By venting propellant gases out the rear, the 75mm had almost no recoil and no need for a weighty breech block, which meant it could be carried by a soldier—or, in this case, even an Italian motor scooter. Cory Graff, Popular Mechanics, "Let's Remember When French Paratroopers Once Used Bazooka Vespas in Combat," 30 Nov. 2020 Police on Friday arrested a motorcyclist on reckless driving and other charges after a 2019 fatal crash with a motor scooter. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Man charged in deadly motorcycle-scooter crash in Hartford," 30 Oct. 2020 More than anything else, the travel time, from the kitchen to the bag, to the motor scooter or bicycle and to your house needs to be considered. Willie Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Willie Brown: Trump is down, but not yet out," 11 July 2020 The operator of a motor scooter was killed Tuesday in a crash in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. Washington Post, "Local Digest: Two men killed in shootings in Northeast and Southeast D.C.," 1 July 2020 The 26-year-old veterinarian, whose name Indian officials have asked not to be disclosed, parked her motor scooter at a toll plaza outside of a central district around 6 p.m. on Nov. 27. BostonGlobe.com, "None of this happened in an isolated part of India or in some tough, broken place. It happened on the busy outskirts of one of India’s most up-and-coming cities: Hyderabad.," 22 Dec. 2019 In Hyderabad, the 26-year-old veterinarian, whose name Indian officials have asked not to be disclosed, parked her motor scooter at a toll plaza outside of a central district around 6 p.m. on Nov. 27. New York Times, "In India Tech City Shocked by Gang Rape, Vigilante Justice Gets Praise," 21 Dec. 2019 The owner of a Honda motor scooter allowed a male juvenile sit on his vehicle while the engine was running. Washington Post, "Crime reports for Anne Arundel and Howard counties and for Annapolis," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of motor scooter

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Motor scooter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/motor%20scooter. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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

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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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