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motorbike

[moh-ter-bahyk] /ˈmoʊ tərˌbaɪk/
noun
1.
a small, lightweight motorcycle.
2.
a bicycle that is propelled by an attached motor.
verb (used without object), motorbiked, motorbiking.
3.
to go by motorbike; drive or ride a motorbike.
Also called motorbicycle
[moh-ter-bahy-si-kuh l, ‐sik-uh l, ‐sahy-kuh l] /ˈmoʊ tərˌbaɪ sɪ kəl, ‐sɪk əl, ‐saɪ kəl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; motor + bike1
Related forms
motorbiker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for motor-bicycle

motorbike

/ˈməʊtəˌbaɪk/
noun
1.
a less formal name for motorcycle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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