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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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Examples from the web for motorbike
  • They mostly have jobs in the formal economy, which also brings access to credit, and probably own a car or a motorbike.
  • There are constant catastrophes going on, but the guys on the motorbike are going on with their business.
  • The attackers moved on foot, and by car and motorbike.
  • Some suffered polio or other childhood diseases, or were maimed by motorbike wipeouts on dangerous roads.
British Dictionary definitions for motorbike

motorbike

/ˈməʊtəˌbaɪk/
noun
1.
a less formal name for motorcycle
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