motorcycle

[moh-ter-sahy-kuhl]
noun
1.
a motor vehicle similar to a bicycle but usually larger and heavier, chiefly for one rider but sometimes having two saddles or an attached sidecar for passengers.
verb (used without object), motorcycled, motorcycling.
2.
to ride on or operate a motorcycle.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; motor + cycle

motorcyclist [moh-ter-sahy-klist] , noun
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motorcycle (ˈməʊtəˌsaɪkəl)
 
n
1.  Also called: motorbike a two-wheeled vehicle, having a stronger frame than a bicycle, that is driven by a petrol engine, usually with a capacity of between 125 cc and 1000 cc
 
vb
2.  to ride on a motorcycle
 
'motorcyclist
 
n

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motorcycle
1896, from motor + -cycle, from bicycle.
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Example sentences
He taught me how to ride a motorcycle and demonstrated local fishing techniques.
When she goes out, two of them follow by motorcycle.
If you drive, be especially careful of the motorcycle drivers.
On a petrol-sipping motorcycle, you're always outside.
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