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

Definition of motorbike

: a small usually lightweight motorcycle

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motorbike intransitive verb

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An earlier version of this article incorrectly described it as a motorbike manufacturer. Joanne Chiu, WSJ, "Shadow-Banking Blowup Takes Shine off Indian Shares," 4 Oct. 2018 The motorbike shown in the video sped into the stadium and its helmeted driver disappeared into a tunnel before the real Jokowi appeared in the VIP area. Niniek Karmini, Fox News, "Unified Koreas athletes center of attention at Asiad opener," 18 Aug. 2018 The wooden vessel, packed with passengers and dozens of motorbikes, did not have a manifest, and disaster officials have repeatedly changed passenger estimates as family members provided information. Washington Post, "World Digest: June 20, 2018," 20 June 2018 In Uganda, Taxify got a leg up on Uber by offering motorbike-hailing first. Alexandra Wexler, WSJ, "Taxify Rides Motorbikes to Lead Over Uber in Africa," 16 Sep. 2018 His mother was constantly fleeing from the paparazzi, who were on motorbikes. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince William's Motorcycling Hobby "Frightened the Life Out of" Queen Elizabeth," 18 Feb. 2019 There were American flags in almost every window, flying off motorbikes, cars. Vogue, "Laura Morgan, the Artist and Cult Model, Is Back on Fashion’s Radar," 27 Dec. 2018 Antonello Viglino told Italian news agency ANSA that he was stopped on the roadway during his morning commute in Sardinia, Italy, and ready to turn left when two motorbikes came rushing toward him, Sky News reported. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Driver involved in George Clooney's Italy motorbike accident blames sun in his eyes for lane change," 13 July 2018 Clooney was reportedly driving 60 mph and was tossed from his motorbike in a collision with a car on the island of Sardinia. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "George Clooney's wife Amal is 'furious' after actor's scary motorbike accident, report says," 18 July 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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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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