motorbike

noun
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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Broadcasters showed footage of cars and motorbikes driving away from Tangkuban Parahu on roads covered by ash. NBC News, "Indonesian volcano erupts near third-biggest city," 26 July 2019 She's rounded up sheep while on a motorbike and helped to tag and prepare sheep for wool production. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About "Stranger Things" Star Dacre Montgomery’s Girlfriend Liv Pollock," 19 July 2019 Around midnight, one man parked his motorbike and joined his wife in blankets on the line. Fox News, "'We are trapped': Zimbabwe's economic crunch hits passports," 16 June 2019 Around midnight, one man parked his motorbike and joined his wife in blankets on the line. Washington Post, "‘We are trapped’: Zimbabwe’s economic crunch hits passports," 15 June 2019 Baraka Kathembo Makasi, a 22-year-old motorbike taxi driver, brought his wife and two children with him. NBC News, "Ebola vaccine hampered by deep distrust in eastern Congo," 25 July 2019 When a woman’s brother is killed in a motorbike accident, she is forced into prostitution and eventually sold as a mail order bride. Courtney Crowder, chicagotribune.com, "A look back with past winners of the Nelson Algren Short Story Award," 21 July 2019 WPA PoolGetty Images As reported by various sources, a woman was seriously injured after a police motorbike clearing traffic as part of Kate and William's envoy accidentally knocked her over. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "William & Kate "Deeply Concerned" to Learn Their Police Escort Accidentally Hit a Pedestrian," 19 June 2019 This time, a wrong turn became a communal event, with good-natured locals coaching us through a stressful half hour maneuvering the rental car around parked motorbikes and other obstacles. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "The honeymoon’s not over: A return to Sicily uncovers new reasons to fall in love with this alluring island," 8 July 2019

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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

US : a small motorcycle

motorbike

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

Kids Definition of motorbike

: a small usually lightweight motorcycle

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