motorbike

noun
mo·​tor·​bike | \ˈmō-tər-ˌbīk \

Definition of motorbike 

: a small usually lightweight motorcycle

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motorbike intransitive verb

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People park motorbikes in downtown Kigali during rush hour. Gabriele Steinhauser, WSJ, "Rwanda: A Poster Child for Development With a Dark Side," 6 Nov. 2018 This isn’t the first Labo kit to simulate a vehicle; the first Variety Kit included a motorbike handlebar that later gained Mario Kart 8 Deluxe compatibility. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Nintendo announces Labo vehicle kit with cardboard car, submarine, and plane," 27 July 2018 Political protests were crushed, often with the help of vigilantes who included a motorbike-taxi baron. The Economist, "Uganda’s politicised police force is not reducing crime," 5 July 2018 Aeroxo LV, a team from Latvia, also went for the motorbike seat design, but put its rotors front and back, in four arrays of four fans. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "Boeing's $2 Million Challenge to Make the Sky Fun Again—With 'Flying Motorbikes'," 14 June 2018 The company sold about 40,000 new motorbikes last year in Europe, equivalent to a sixth of its worldwide sales, making the region its most important market after the United States. Alan Rappeport, BostonGlobe.com, "Harley-Davidson will move some production out of US," 25 June 2018 The company sold about 40,000 new motorbikes last year in Europe, equivalent to a sixth of its worldwide sales, making the region its most important market after the United States. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, "Harley-Davidson, Blaming E.U. Tariffs, Will Move Some Production Out of U.S.," 25 June 2018 With the exception of Singapore, most rides in the region are astonishingly cheap, particularly if perched on the back of a motorbike. The Economist, "Uber makes a tactical retreat from South-East Asia," 28 Mar. 2018 Far from the initial fighting was the Catholic church, a supposedly safe place for triage, and beleaguered and wounded students were arriving from the front lines by pickup truck, by motorbike, and on foot. Joshua Partlow, chicagotribune.com, "Inside the church where Nicaraguan paramilitaries laid siege on university students," 14 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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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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