scoot·​er | \ ˈskü-tər How to pronounce scooter (audio) \

Definition of scooter

1 : a child's foot-operated vehicle consisting of a narrow footboard mounted between two wheels tandem with an upright steering handle attached to the front wheel

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Or because streets aren’t designed for e-scooter (or bicycle) riders. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Ford’s Bid for Safer Scooters? Tracking College Kids," 21 Aug. 2019 Ride your bicycle or scooter, or take a stroll down the street, without automobiles., "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 19 Aug. 2019 The scooters, of course, had a tendency to burst into flame on their own. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Scooters, bikes and mopeds aren’t enough. We want dockless everything!," 18 Aug. 2019 The rapper's entourage had stopped there to download an app to their phones to use electric scooters, which are widely available on the streets of Stockholm. CBS News, "A$AP Rocky testifies he tried to "de-escalate" situation before fight in Sweden," 1 Aug. 2019 Other e-scooters, like the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter and Ninebot KickScooter, cost $399 and $769 by comparison. Time, "We Rode Boosted's New Rev Electric Scooter. Here's What it's Like," 11 July 2019 While most workers deliver using a bicycle or scooter, seniors in search of exercise are doing it on foot, Khosrowshahi said. Bloomberg, The Mercury News, "Grannies in running shoes are delivering ramen for Uber in Japan," 5 July 2019 Pinnacle Engines, based in San Carlos, Calif., designs engines for scooter, motorcycle, automotive and industrial use, and is focused on the Asian market, according to its website. Sara Toth Stub, WSJ, "The Car Engine of Tomorrow: Cleaner, Lighter, With One Moving Part," 20 June 2019 Brenden Schooler attended Thursday’s practice with the aid of a scooter., "Oregon fall camp Day 6 practice observations: Starting CB, backup DL, freshmen DB, WR limited, RB returns," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of scooter

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of scooter

: a child's vehicle that is made of a narrow board with two small wheels attached underneath and an upright handle attached on top and that is moved by pushing with one foot while holding onto the handle


scoot·​er | \ ˈskü-tər How to pronounce scooter (audio) \

Kids Definition of scooter

1 : a vehicle consisting of a narrow rectangular base mounted between a front and a back wheel, guided by a handle attached to the front wheel, and moved by the rider pushing off with one foot

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