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mountain bike

a bicycle designed for off-road use, typically having a smaller and sturdier frame and smaller and wider tires than a standard bicycle.
Also called all-terrain bike.
Origin of mountain bike
Related forms
mountain biker, noun
mountain biking, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for mountain bike

mountain bike

a type of sturdy bicycle with at least 16 and up to 21 gears, straight handlebars, and heavy-duty tyres
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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