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[bahy-ker] /ˈbaɪ kər/
a person who rides a bicycle, motorcycle, or motorbike, especially in competition or as a hobby.
Informal. a member of a motorcycle gang.
Origin of biker
1880-85; bike1 + -er1 Unabridged
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  • We need to design for the pedestrian and biker in conjunction with car travel and rapid transit.
  • Even biker gangs tend to turn into shy little smiling puppies when an outsider approaches them.
  • biker bars, hidden gems across the country that cater to bikers, are havens after a long ride.
  • The trails skirt the sandstone cliffs and offer something for every level of mountain biker.
  • Frequent walker and biker punch cards are provided so children can track their travel behavior.
  • Tattooing and piercing, once the preference of biker chicks and sailors on shore leave, are attracting ever younger recruits.
  • For touring long distances, the custom biker will ask for an intercom system and heated seats and handlebars.
  • He glamorized the pea coat, the leather biker jacket, the safari jacket and the peasant dress.
British Dictionary definitions for biker


(informal) a member of a motorcyle gang
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Word Origin and History for biker

"motorcycle rider" (especially with reference to club affiliation), 1968, American English, from bike (n.) in its slang sense of "motorcycle" (1939).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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