Definition of scooter in English:


Syllabification: scoot·er
Pronunciation: /ˈsko͞odər


1 (also motor scooter) A light two-wheeled open motor vehicle on which the driver sits over an enclosed engine with legs together and feet resting on a floorboard.
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  • I saw the women with their thick dark hair, so much like mine, riding scooters together around the piazzas.
  • It was a still balmy night as I have remarked earlier and when the engine of the scooter ceased to growl, the void it left in its wake was immediately usurped by a gushing wave of silence and total noiselessness.
  • Phone us today and get our expert, impartial advice on which scooter would best suit your needs.
1.1 [often with modifier] Any small, light, vehicle able to travel quickly across water, ice, or snow.
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  • The lake has several marinas where you can rent ski boats, water scooters, patio boats, and the like.
  • It was a mixture between big motorboats, small sailing boats and on one pier eight water scooters were standing on a platform.
  • Each man in the squad was dressed in a wetsuit and carried a pack of high explosives on their electric water scooter.
2A vehicle typically ridden as a recreation, consisting of a footboard mounted on two wheels and a long steering handle, propelled by resting one foot on the footboard and pushing the other against the ground.
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  • A sharp rise in injuries related to using foot propelled scooters is leading to an increased demand that children using them should wear mandatory protective gear.
  • Motorless aluminum scooters with in-line skate wheels fall into another category, but aren't street-legal either.
  • Others whizz into the garage on machines resembling scooters with two oversized wheels, one on either side of the standing platform.


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Travel or ride on a scooter.
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  • It is designed to make scootering even more affordable this summer.
  • The choice of activities included pogo sticking, orienteering, roller blading, eliminator, hockey, bouncy castle, crazy bands, scootering, Lacrosse, pitch & putt, soccer and basketball.
  • I scootered for five years, and never got into an accident with another driver.



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  • His ‘engineering skill’ made him realise that even if there were no air or bulb horn in the bus, revving up would make scooterists and car-drivers to race away from his path.
  • At one such function recently, this correspondent saw boys of a locality in the old city moving around with sticks in their hands to frighten away scooterists and others.
  • This follows complaints from car drivers and scooterists, who felt that the stretch is too narrow at some places with too many right and left turns.

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