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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The scooters have larger wheels and wider tires, according to a city statement., "Portland now has e-scooters with seats and bigger tires," 14 June 2019 In a video announcing the name, a diverse cast of mostly young people stroll, ride scooters and clutch coffee cups in the middle of a Main Street with an Anytown, U.S.A., feel. Rachel Louise Ensign, WSJ, "A Truist Story About the Perils of Combining Company Names," 13 June 2019 The scooter phenomenon in San Antonio, as throughout the country, remains controversial. Bruce Selcraig,, "Uber-owned Jump exits San Antonio scooter meelee," 13 June 2019 The crowded scooter market is starting to consolidate. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Term Sheet -- Thursday, June 13," 13 June 2019 The scooter market has been heating up of late around the Bay Area. Rex Crum, The Mercury News, "Scooter operator Bird buys San Francisco rival Scoot," 13 June 2019 But this new scooter is bigger and made with a more durable frame. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Uber’s new shared scooter is bigger, tougher, and stops faster," 12 June 2019 Motorised versions of children’s kick scooters are notoriously unsafe. The Economist, "Electric-scooter startups are becoming more cautious," 8 June 2019 It was not immediately known if the scooter was privately owned or a rental. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Man, 52, suffers head, face and neck injuries in crash of motorized scooter," 6 June 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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