school bus


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Aerial footage from the scene showed extensive damage to the front of the Honda Accord and the school bus. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 26 Apr. 2023 The toughest challenge came afterward when Santiago had to sprint to the street at Glendora to avoid being left behind on the moving school bus. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2023 The 503-hp Touring is not a part-time school bus; Saturday morning shopping cart; or the family's only car, with two baby seats in the back. Georg Kacher, Car and Driver, 14 Feb. 2023 Including someone who's going to write for us who listened to it on their school bus. Jeffery Delviscio, Scientific American, 6 Feb. 2023 The 15-year-old’s routine isn’t uncommon in a city like D.C., where most students traverse neighborhoods and wards on public transportation rather than a yellow school bus. Emily Davies, Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2023 Ideally, a walking or biking bus route catches the kids who live around a mile from the school—far enough away where walking might be a hassle, but too close to be picked up by a regular school bus. Adrienne So, WIRED, 27 Jan. 2023 Partway through the film, Leo (Dambrine) returns from a school outing and has an upsetting conversation with his mother on the school bus. Tim Gray, Variety, 11 Jan. 2023 After dropping off the kids at the school bus, go for a quick walk around the block. Good Housekeeping, 6 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of school bus was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“School bus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

Kids Definition

school bus

: a vehicle for transporting children to and from school

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