scooter

noun
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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This is a big boost to the ride-sharing electric-scooter sector that has seen sizeable investor interest despite questions about profitability and vandalism. Marc Vartabedian, WSJ, "Scooter Startup Lime Is Raising $400 Million at $2 Billion Valuation," 31 Jan. 2019 Teenagers are flocking to ubiquitous electric scooter services like Bird and Lime, ignoring requirements that riders be 18 or older, with valid driver’s licenses. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Is the podcast bubble bursting?," 24 Sep. 2018 The scooter is recommended for kiddos ages five to eight. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "This Backpack Doubles As A Scooter, And Any Kid Would Be OBSESSED," 25 Jan. 2019 But some have ultimately relented and decided to give the scooters a chance. Fox News, "Southern Californians are tossing electric scooters into ocean, burning them: report," 13 Aug. 2018 The scooters cost $1 to unlock and then 15 cents a minute to use. Josh Baugh, San Antonio Express-News, "As e-scooters flow into SA, officials scramble to regulate, but not too much," 6 July 2018 Uber has been investing in new businesses like its Eats food delivery service, which has been growing rapidly, as well as the Freight shipping unit and electric scooters and bicycles. Greg Bensinger, WSJ, "Uber Sales Growth Slows Further as IPO Nears," 15 Feb. 2019 With this sort of pressure, how long will London remain scooter free? James Vincent, The Verge, "Bird launches electric scooter pilot in London as part of ongoing European drive," 6 Nov. 2018 Bikes, skateboards and scooters are prohibited on the boardwalk. Sarah Wesley Lemire, courant.com, "Five Connecticut Shoreline Destinations: All You Need To Know," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of scooter

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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scooter

noun

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

scooter

noun
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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