- 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.
- to ride on or operate a motorcycle.
Origin of motorcycle
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At one point he ended up chatting briefly with a motorcyclist in Alexandria.Hunting Down Aribert Heim, Egypt’s Hidden Nazi
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So the motorcyclist proceeded to the unmanned checkpoint that the interpreter and I had breached.Japan's Nuclear Ghost Towns
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Certainly a motorcyclist would have no compunctions about it.
The motorcyclist returned the look with one of undisguised distrust.
The only complete work published for the motorcyclist and cyclecarist.Aviation Engines
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As the motorcyclist was gone there seemed nothing they could do.
"And we haven't been able to get hold of that motorcyclist," mourned Mollie.
- 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
- to ride on a motorcycle
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Word Origin and History for motorcyclist
The horse follows the crooks of a country road, but then the training of the "motorcycle" (horrid name) will inevitably straighten out the crooks in the country road, and afford long ranges of straight tracks. [Payson Burleigh, "The Age of Steel," Oct. 12, 1895]
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