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motorbus

[moh-ter-buhs] /ˈmoʊ tərˌbʌs/
noun, plural motorbuses, motorbusses.
1.
a passenger bus powered by a motor.
Also called motor coach.
Origin of motorbus
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; motor + bus1
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  • From the road came the roar of a motorbus, like a muffled drum.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • Too late; the wide-winged fighter skidded like a motorbus on a greasy road and fell into the clouds sideways.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for motorbus

motorbus

/ˈməʊtəˌbʌs/
noun
1.
a bus driven by an internal-combustion engine
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