mo·​tor·​bike | \ ˈmō-tər-ˌbīk How to pronounce motorbike (audio) \

Definition of motorbike

: a small usually lightweight motorcycle

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Other Words from motorbike

motorbike intransitive verb

Examples of motorbike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bambang, PHILIPPINESFrancisco Fernandez died after falling off a motorbike. National Geographic, "How a single doctor fights to keep COVID-19 from reaching his rural town," 9 July 2020 Tong Ying-kit, 23, was charged with inciting secession and terrorist activities and is accused of ramming his motorbike into a group of police officers, injuring at least three, at a pro-democracy protest on Wednesday. Helen Regan, Jadyn Sham And Vanesse Chan, CNN, "First person charged under Hong Kong's national security law appears in court," 6 July 2020 This recession might be a surprisingly good one for motorbike and motorcycle manufacturers—with the likely exception of Harley-Davidson. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "Social Distancing Gives Motorbike Makers a Smoother Ride," 1 July 2020 Even unobscured objects can baffle computers when seen in unusual orientations: in one paper a motorbike was classified as a parachute or a bobsled. The Economist, "Automobiles Driverless cars show the limits of today’s AI," 13 June 2020 Vox called for protesters to come in their cars and motorbikes to skirt the current prohibition on social gatherings in effect under the nation’s two-month long state of emergency. Dennis Romero, NBC News, "Man allegedly kidnaps teen driver to get through checkpoint," 24 May 2020 Outside her home in south London, Gill Cronin bangs a metal pot with a wooden spoon as a motorbike passes, its horn blaring. Stephen Castle, New York Times, "‘The New Church of England’: Coronavirus Renews Pride in U.K.’s Health Service," 12 May 2020 According to court filings, here is what happened: Originally Jackson was expecting to perform a fight scene, but due to rain she was asked to do a motorbike ride instead. Los Angeles Times, "This stuntwoman lost her arm on a ‘Resident Evil’ movie. Then her ordeal began," 4 May 2020 En route we were chased by two motorbikes and careened up and down the alleyways of northern Tehran. The Economist, "Trapped in Iran," 28 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of motorbike

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of motorbike was in 1903

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18 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Motorbike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of motorbike

US : a small motorcycle


mo·​tor·​bike | \ ˈmō-tər-ˌbīk How to pronounce motorbike (audio) \

Kids Definition of motorbike

: a small usually lightweight motorcycle

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