motor scooter


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motor scooter

n.
A usually two-wheeled vehicle with small wheels and a low-powered gasoline engine geared to the rear wheel.

motor scooter

n
(Automotive Engineering) a light motorcycle with small wheels and an enclosed engine. Often shortened to: scooter

scoot•er

(ˈsku tər)

n.
1. a child's vehicle that typically has two wheels with a low footboard between them, is steered by a handlebar, and is propelled by pushing one foot against the ground while resting the other on the footboard.
2. Also called motor scooter. a similar but larger and heavier vehicle for adults, propelled by a motor and having a saddlelike seat mounted on the footboard.
[1800–10]
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Noun1.motor scooter - a wheeled vehicle with small wheels and a low-powered gasoline engine geared to the rear wheelmotor scooter - a wheeled vehicle with small wheels and a low-powered gasoline engine geared to the rear wheel
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
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