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n. pl. mo·tor·bus·es or mo·tor·bus·ses
A passenger bus.
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(Automotive Engineering) a bus driven by an internal-combustion engine
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(ˈmoʊ tərˌbʌs)

n., pl. -bus•es, -bus•ses.
a passenger bus powered by a motor. Also called mo′tor coach`.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motorbus - a vehicle carrying many passengersmotorbus - a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; "he always rode the bus to work"
minibus - a light bus (4 to 10 passengers)
public transport - conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
roof - protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
school bus - a bus used to transport children to or from school
trackless trolley, trolley coach, trolleybus - a passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires
window - a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened
fleet - group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
passenger, rider - a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
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Allegedly 34 VA 2375 plate numbered car previously hit the iron piers of the pedestrian bridge of motorbus line and then crashed to 34 TP 0698 luxury minibus carrying tourists to airport driven by HE-seyin Ekinci.
In studies conducted with traffic polices, students of police school and motorbus and truck drivers, the rates of feeling sufficient in terms of first-aid knowledge were found to be 19.6%, 19.5% and 8.3%, respectively (16-18).
The motorbus in Broad Street and the tram lines along the Hagley Road definitely confirm the date of the postcard as 1913-14.