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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The e-scooter company raised $335 million from GV (formerly Google Ventures), Uber, Alphabet, IVP, Atomico and Fidelity. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "You'll Soon Be Able to Rent Lime's E-Scooters Through the Uber App," 10 July 2018 Dripps at times had used a wheelchair, scooter, walker and sometimes a cane. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, "Family of man who shot 3 officers in South Elgin standoff says he was distraught with health, financial woes," 10 July 2018 If fuel prices keep rising, car travel as a whole is at a disadvantage to more energy-efficient forms of transit such as scooters, public transportation and electric cars. Eric Newcomer,, "Why Silicon Valley doesn't mind rising gas prices," 6 July 2018 Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, but no private alcohol, glass containers, skates, scooters,in-line skates or skateboards are allowed downtown during the events. Chuck Fieldman,, "Clarendon Hills residents take advantage of nice weather for Dancin' in the Street concerts," 29 June 2018 My group included a baby in her mother’s arms, young kids on scooters, teens and young, middle-aged and retirement-aged adults. Susan Keaton, Naperville Sun, "Keaton: Pride Parade was a glorious experience – why not bring it to Naperville?," 28 June 2018 So are scooters, electric motorcycles, and other ways to get an electric boost while riding on two wheel. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Every Kind of Bike Is Going Electric," 22 June 2018 Oregon law also requires all e-scooter riders to wear helmets. Andrew Theen,, "E-scooters likely coming to Portland this summer, with no guarantee of future," 1 June 2018 Companies, unbeknownst to city officials, add dockless bikes or scooters to streets and sidewalks. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How cities should regulate the scooter surge," 11 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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