school bus


Definition of school bus

: a vehicle used for transporting children to or from school or on activities connected with school

Examples of school bus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a rainy Monday night in November 2019, a purple school bus adorned with white unicorns pulled into the parking lot of the Hempstead Transit Center on Long Island. Fred Bahnson, Harpers Magazine, "The Gate of Heaven Is Everywhere," 5 Jan. 2021 When the pandemic hit, Desiree Leal was working three jobs in Montgomery, Tex.: taking care of her elderly father, driving a school bus and delivering pizzas. Washington Post, "Here are some good things about this year," 30 Dec. 2020 An Anchorage man who shot and injured a Wasilla police officer Thursday nearly struck a school bus before the confrontation, according to charges. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage man nearly struck school bus before shooting Wasilla police officer in the hand, charges say," 22 Dec. 2020 While Brinkman's daughter hasn't been exposed to Covid-19, her teacher was absent for four weeks because of cases in the teacher's family, and at one point their school bus route was canceled because of staff shortages related to the pandemic. NBC News, "Day-to-day Covid decisions are a complicated balancing act. These two families show how.," 21 Dec. 2020 In April 1951, Johns led more than 400 students out of Robert Russa Moton High School in protest of segregated schools after a school bus accident killed five Black students, including a close friend of Johns. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, "Statue of Barbara Johns, Virginia civil rights icon, expected to replace Robert E. Lee in US Capitol," 18 Dec. 2020 When the concerts were canceled this year, Boyle decided to try stuffing a small school bus full of toys instead. Elizabeth Owens-schiele,, "Family of late Marine continues holiday drive tradition, choosing amid the pandemic to ‘stuff a bus’ with toys for children of military families," 14 Dec. 2020 Later that same year, the Valley again attracted widespread attention when 21 teenagers were killed in Alton after a school bus collided with a bottling company truck and careened into a caliche pit. Gilbert Garcia,, "Garcia: Edinburg player thrived on a ferocity he couldn’t turn off," 5 Dec. 2020 City Council is expected to soon add a little more teeth to a traffic violation involving a vehicle passing a school bus that is dropping off students. John Benson, cleveland, "Seven Hills targets drivers who pass school buses dropping off students," 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of school bus

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of school bus was in 1908

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13 Jan 2021

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“School bus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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: a bus for carrying children to and from a school

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