school bus


Definition of school bus

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

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Deputies said Chelsea Phillips was last seen after being dropped off by her school bus near U.S. 301 at about 2 p.m. Thursday near her home in Citra. Kelly Healey, ajc, "Central Florida girl, 9, reported missing," 13 July 2018 Two children complained of minor injuries after their school bus collided with another vehicle Friday afternoon in Fairview, an official said. Jim Ryan,, "2 kids complain of minor injuries after Fairview school bus crash," 8 June 2018 In 2017, 15 students died after their school bus collided with a truck. Swati Gupta And Sugam Pokharel, CNN, "27 killed when school bus in India goes off road," 9 Apr. 2018 For more compelling True Crime coverage, follow our Crime magazine on Flipboard Police say Yu did not board her school bus on the morning on her disappearance. Stephanie Petit,, "Married Pa. Dad Arrested in Mexico After Going Missing With Teen Girl Who Was Found 'Unharmed'," 18 Mar. 2018 In Letterman's special, Yousafzai reveals the chilling details before and after she was shot on her school bus in Pakistan in 2012. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Malala Takes David Letterman to Oxford as the Next Guest on Netflix Special," 21 Feb. 2018 Navistar says its medium-duty truck and electric school buses will be ready for the commercial market by late 2019 or early 2020. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Navistar CEO: We’ll have more electric trucks on the road than Tesla by 2025," 3 Jan. 2018 Original, 9/28: Emily Dowdle stepped off her school bus at Tuesday afternoon around 2:40 p.m., and walked toward the back of her house, as usual. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "[UPDATED]: Girl Who Vanished After Walking Off School Bus Found Safe in Woods," 29 Sep. 2016 The plus-size apparel retailer’s quick sprint through bankruptcy breaks the record for fastest chapter 11 case ever, previously held by Blue Bird Body Co., the manufacturer of the iconic yellow school buses. Soma Biswas, WSJ, "Judge Approves FullBeauty’s Record 24-Hour Bankruptcy Case," 4 Feb. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of school bus

: a bus for carrying children to and from a school

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