motor scooter

noun
Updated on: 3 Apr 2018

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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First Known Use of motor scooter

1919

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MOTOR SCOOTER Defined for English Language Learners

motor scooter

Definition of motor scooter for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

motor scooter

noun

Definition of motor scooter for Students

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

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