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 On the flip side, the United States import tariffs on European motorbike makers, ranging from Ducati to BMW, sit at 1.2% for engines of up to 800CC and 2.4% for larger engines. Michael Taylor, Forbes, "Harley-Davidson Smashed With 56% EU Tariff, Will Appeal," 19 Apr. 2021 Two gunmen on a motorbike shot and killed a prominent Greek crime journalist near his home in Athens, police said. Washington Post, "World Digest: April 9, 2021," 9 Apr. 2021 The room is bare, save for a small table covered with their meager belongings: a backpack, water bottles, a motorbike helmet. Jessie Yeung, Vedika Sud And Rishabh M. Pratap, CNN, "Terrified and uncertain, these families crossed mountains to escape Myanmar's deadly junta," 24 Mar. 2021 Jegner Matus, 54, from the Indigenous Kuyba community in the Venezuelan town of La Victoria, said soldiers broke down his door and stole personal belongings, including his motorbike and a supply of gasoline. Washington Post, "Venezuelan military offensive sends thousands fleeing, recharging one of the world’s worst refugee crises," 1 Apr. 2021 But a post-high school motorbike trip through Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, and other Muslim countries in the 1980s transformed his plans. Isabelle De Pommereau, The Christian Science Monitor, "To fight terrorism, a German imam makes daily trek to prison," 23 Mar. 2021 National Police spokesperson Argo Yuwono told a news conference in the capital, Jakarta, that police were still trying to identify two attackers on a motorbike who used powerful explosives. NBC News, "Suicide bomber targets Palm Sunday mass in Indonesia, at least 14 injured," 28 Mar. 2021 Only one person has been charged with a violent crime, a man accused of terrorism for allegedly driving his motorbike into a crowd of police officers. Mary Hui, Quartz, "Hong Kong is setting up a billion-dollar fund to implement its national security crackdown," 24 Feb. 2021 The clip opens with Bieber racing through the streets on a motorbike, with police on his tail. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Justin Bieber Releases 'Hold On' Single: Stream It Now," 5 Mar. 2021

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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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26 Apr 2021

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“Motorbike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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