school bus

noun

Definition of school bus 

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

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Those worries peaked in August when a coalition airstrike attacked a school bus in Yemen that military officials thought was packed with Houthi fighters. Dion Nissenbaum, WSJ, "U.S. Lawmakers Challenge Trump’s Support for Saudi War In Yemen," 10 Oct. 2018 Does a school bus really need to be the testing ground for new and still relatively unproven technology? Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Florida town is first in the world to test autonomous school shuttles," 19 Sep. 2018 Aerial video showed the school bus on its side in an area off to the side of the road. Phil Helsel /, NBC News, "Multiple injuries after school bus crashes in Colorado," 13 July 2018 Janus, who is retiring to spend more time with her grandchildren, said driving a school bus is a job totally conducive to raising a family. Barbara Dargis, Daily Southtown, "Retiring Lincoln-Way bus drivers have logged about 5.2 million miles on district roads," 4 June 2018 Williamson and a fifth-grade student died in the bus crash that occurred when a dump truck collided with a school bus carrying other fifth-grade students and teachers. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Husband of Teacher Killed in N.J. Bus Crash 'Devastated and Totally Crushed' by Wife's Death," 18 May 2018 That compares with price tags of tens of millions of dollars—or historically $150 million and higher—for some satellites as large as a school bus and often weighing several tons each. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Its First Commercial Payload Into Orbit," 11 Nov. 2018 Within the last year, Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre went from painting bathrooms in a hipster coffee shop, the exterior of a gritty local bar and a school bus outside of a vegan cafe to a playground for toddlers. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Young At Art opens new early childhood playground," 3 July 2018 That support has come under growing scrutiny because of the civilian toll of coalition strikes, including one in early August on a school bus that killed dozens of children. Asa Fitch, WSJ, "New U.S. Push for Yemen Peace Faces Hurdles," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of school bus

1908, in the meaning defined above

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school bus

noun

English Language Learners Definition of school bus

: a bus for carrying children to and from a school

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