motorist

noun
mo·tor·ist | \ˈmō-tə-rist \

Definition of motorist 

: a person who travels by automobile

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Synonyms & Antonyms for motorist

Synonyms

automobilist, driver

Antonyms

nondriver

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Examples of motorist in a Sentence

When our car broke down, we were helped by a passing motorist. environmental organizations suggest that motorists get together and carpool to avoid adding to pollution levels

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State law requires motorists and front seat passengers to buckle up. Olivia King, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State Police ticket crackdown targets Southfield," 3 July 2018 The Florida Highway Patrol will be stationed at the lane closure to warn motorists that the highway is closed. Marci Shatzman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Southbound I-95 to shut down at Palmetto Park Road overnight Thursday," 27 June 2018 That includes the right to establish immigration checkpoints to ask motorists about their citizenship. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Why it’s legal for Border Patrol to have checkpoints in the US," 22 June 2018 The boy is running south on Route 59 along the right lane, steps away from passing motorists in the center lane. Rafael Guerrero, Naperville Sun, "'You're OK, you're OK': Naperville cop rescues toddler running in traffic on busy Route 59," 11 June 2018 Starting next week, a portion of Talcott Road will be closed off and motorists will be detoured as construction crews install a precast pipe for the Metropolitan District’s roughly four-mile long tunnel project. Mikaela Porter, Courant Community, "Starting July 5, Traffic Detour Set Up Around Talcott Road For MDC Tunnel Project," 29 June 2018 Falcon Heights, which does not have its own police department, ended its contract with the St. Anthony Police Department, which black motorists accused of racially profiling them in traffic stops. Dan Simmons, chicagotribune.com, "2 years after Philando Castile's death, programs aim to transform relations between police, residents," 8 July 2018 Falcon Heights, which does not have its own police department, ended its contract with the St. Anthony Police Department, which black motorists accused of racially profiling them in traffic stops. Dan Simmons, Washington Post, "Two years after Philando Castile’s death, programs aim to transform relations between police, residents," 8 July 2018 Lubotsky, a nurse, came to the aid of motorists who were bleeding after accidents on Oct. 21, 2017, and on April 13, 2018. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'My angel wings sprouted again': Greenfield alderwoman helps another stranger after seizure, fall," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of motorist

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of motorist was in 1896

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motorist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of motorist

: a person who drives a car

motorist

noun
mo·tor·ist | \ˈmō-tə-rist \

Kids Definition of motorist

: a person who travels by automobile

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