motorbike

noun
mo·tor·bike | \ˈmō-tər-ˌbīk \

Definition of motorbike 

: a small usually lightweight motorcycle

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Other Words from motorbike

motorbike intransitive verb

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Clooney’s motorbike slammed into the dark-colored vehicle head-on. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Driver involved in George Clooney's Italy motorbike accident blames sun in his eyes for lane change," 13 July 2018 Donald Trump reacted angrily to Harley-Davidson’s decision to relocate the production of motorbikes for sale to Europe outside the United States. The Economist, "Business this week," 28 June 2018 Four sets of motorbike controllers can be used on the game simultaneously. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "You can now play Mario Kart 8 with Labo’s cardboard motorbike controller," 26 June 2018 Paying $200 for a motorbike rental, when couples shell out $100 each to share a scooter, can be a turn-off for some singles. Beca Grimm, GQ, "Invite Your Single Friends on Group Vacations, Dammit," 6 June 2018 Soon, armed men were marauding through the streets of the royal capital on motorbikes and by foot wielding machetes and sticks. Timothy Mclaughlin, WIRED, "How Facebook’s Rise Fueled Chaos and Confusion in Myanmar," 6 July 2018 The official police account says four unidentified gunmen on motorbikes were responsible. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "Catholic Church Opens Sanctuaries to the Hunted in Philippines Drug War," 5 July 2018 Groups of Taliban fighters from Wardak province headed into Kabul on motorbikes and in trucks, with religious chants blaring from loudspeakers. Washington Post, "Taliban leaders reject Afghan government’s proposed cease-fire extension," 18 June 2018 And on Monday morning, a family of five riding on two motorbikes detonated a bomb at the entrance of the Surabaya Police Headquarters — killing all but one of them and injuring four police officers. Joe Cochrane, New York Times, "Indonesia’s ‘Sick’ New Suicide Bomb Threat: Parents With Their Children," 14 May 2018

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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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motorbike

noun

English Language Learners Definition of motorbike

: a small motorcycle

motorbike

noun
mo·tor·bike | \ˈmō-tər-ˌbīk \

Kids Definition of motorbike

: a small usually lightweight motorcycle

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