scoot·​er | \ ˈskü-tər \

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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Any kid with this scooter will be the envy of the first grade! Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "This Backpack Doubles As A Scooter, And Any Kid Would Be OBSESSED," 25 Jan. 2019 Seeing our city streets become awash with these scooters almost overnight is something that local officials are trying to figure out how to deal with. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Bay Area: How can we integrate e-scooters into our cities?," 7 Nov. 2018 Bird has scooters available in more than 20 cities throughout the U.S. including San Diego; Austin, Texas; and Washington, D.C. Diana Dombrowski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "City of Milwaukee files lawsuit over Bird scooters," 7 July 2018 The city believes that only New York state can legalize electric scooters as well as electric bikes, Ms. Trottenberg said. Paul Berger, WSJ, "New York City Council Kicks the Tires on Scooter-Sharing Program," 23 Jan. 2019 Both companies are jockeying to become one-stop shops for all types of available urban transportation, including cars, bikes, scooters, and more. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Citi Bike to triple in size, thanks to $100 million from new owner Lyft," 29 Nov. 2018 Remember that time Shawn Mendes fell off a scooter and cut up his face right before one of his biggest performances? Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Shawn Mendes Takes The Stage with Black and Blue Injuries On His Face In New Performance," 19 Oct. 2018 Most scooters and transporters like segways are banned from certain public areas with a lot of foot traffic. Charlie Lapastora, Fox News, "ATV 'wheelchairs' allow people with mobility issues to go off-roading," 27 Sep. 2018 LimeBike has both scooters and bikes in its D.C. fleet. Luz Lazo, The Seattle Times, "Dockless bike-share company Ofo is the first to pull out of the District of Columbia," 24 July 2018

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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 \

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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