motor scooter


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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In the final analysis, motor scooters — especially the electric variety and in particular, the BMW C evolution — make good sense, are fun to ride, and serve as sustainable transportation. Arv Voss, Houston Chronicle, "BMW C evolution: Maxi-scooter with non-liquid juice," 7 Sep. 2019 The law provides that operators of vehicles must not pass any closer than 3 feet to a bicycle or motor scooter. Mary Grace Keller,, "Cyclists, motorists encouraged to ‘share the road’ after series of recent serious collisions," 26 Aug. 2019 Undeterred, one motor scooter rider took to the roads of eastern Germany, but was stopped after officers spotted him wearing nothing aside from a helmet. Author: Brady Dennis, Andrew Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "July was the hottest month ever recorded. Here’s how it unfolded around the globe.," 5 Aug. 2019 Classic cars and trucks, motor scooters and antique motorcycles will be on display. Carol Kovach,, "Artists, entertainment highlight 42nd Lakewood Arts Festival: A Place in the Sun," 30 July 2019 Two robbers on a motor scooter snatched a woman’s purse Saturday afternoon at a prominent intersection on Capitol Hill. Washington Post, "Robbers on scooter snatch purse, ride on," 28 July 2019 The German automaker’s road to an electric motorcycle really started with the release of the fairly practical C Evolution electric motor scooter in 2014. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "BMW’s new electric motorcycle concept is a fresh vision of the future," 26 June 2019 Vespa Club of America welcomes all motor scooter fans to join in a week of rides and activities June 19-23. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Scooter rally, curd fest, jousting on horseback, and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 16 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of motor scooter

1919, in the meaning defined above

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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

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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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