- a small, lightweight motorcycle.
- a bicycle that is propelled by an attached motor.
- to go by motorbike; drive or ride a motorbike.
Origin of motorbike
Also called mo·tor·bi·cy·cle [moh-ter-bahy-si-kuh l, ‐sik-uh l, ‐sahy-kuh l] /ˈmoʊ tərˌbaɪ sɪ kəl, ‐sɪk əl, ‐saɪ kəl/.
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Examples from the Web for motorbike
An occasional tour bus or motorbike roars through, and, at dusk, hot air balloons drift lazily overhead.Temple Hopping in the Paradise of Bagan, Burma
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He was gunned down by one or two gunmen riding on a motorbike near one of his houses in the Islamabad suburb of Bhara Kahu.Hitmen Take Out Haqqani Network Bigwig Nasiruddin Haqqani
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On-duty NYPD officers in upper Manhattan have been working to quell the motorbike menace for the past two years.Are Motorcycle Clubs a Public Menace?
October 8, 2013
Lawrence retires to obscurity and dies in a motorbike accident in 1935.T.E. Lawrence Rides Again in Scott Anderson’s New History
August 7, 2013
Her teenage son was tethered to a motorbike and dragged across a rocky road.Burma’s Rohingya Muslims Targeted by Buddhist Mob Violence
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- a less formal name for motorcycle
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