mountain bike

noun

Definition of mountain bike

: an all-terrain bicycle with wide knobby tires, straight handlebars, and typically 18 to 21 gears

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Other Words from mountain bike

mountain bike intransitive verb
mountain biker noun

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To read about the compact van mountain bike-centric van above, head over here. Megan Barber, Curbed, "7 van conversion companies that can build your dream camper," 24 Sep. 2018 But my favorite mountain bike shorts currently come from companies headquartered overseas. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, "Europeans Know How to Make Women's Mountain Bike Shorts," 29 June 2018 Photographs of sumptuous-looking king-size beds, double vanities in the en suite bathrooms—and the pair of mountain bikes that came with each tent—drove the point home. Cheryl Strayed, Vogue, "Is Glamping Camping? Wild’s Cheryl Strayed Tackles the Question—in Style," 17 July 2018 Cars and development were soon outlawed in favor of bucolic blessings and mountain bikes. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "This French Island Is the Nantucket of the Mediterranean," 16 Aug. 2018 Hike, mountain bike, fly fish, horseback ride, or just take a chairlift up the mountain for some scenic selfies. The Editors, Seventeen, "The Best Road Trips to Take With Your Besties," 27 Aug. 2018 My daily rider/errand-runner is a 1998 Gary Fisher Marlin mountain bike. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Faster and farther: Bulls Cross E8 electric bike review," 14 July 2018 That's pretty generous considering the kind of abuse mountain bikes endure. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "What's the Point of an Electric Mountain Bike?," 16 Dec. 2018 Hausknecht dropped to the ground immediately while the gunman fled the scene on a light-colored mountain bike, police said. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Gunman who shot dead George H.W. Bush's former doctor was wearing 'fully-loaded' backpack, police say," 24 July 2018

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First Known Use of mountain bike

1966, in the meaning defined above

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mountain bike

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mountain bike

: a type of bicycle that has a strong frame, thick tires, and straight handlebars and that is used for riding over rough ground

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