- a child's vehicle that typically has two wheels with a low footboard between them, is steered by a handlebar, and is propelled by pushing one foot against the ground while resting the other on the footboard.
- Also called motor scooter. a similar but larger and heavier vehicle for adults, having a saddlelike seat mounted on the footboard and being propelled by a motor.
- (in the U.S. and Canada) a sailboat equipped with runners for use on ice.
- Pacific barracuda.
- to sail or travel in or on a scooter.
Origin of scooter1
Examples from the Web for scooter
Scooter Braun came across an earthbound angel on YouTube in 2008.Justin Bieber’s No Good, Very Bad Year: Alleged Prostitutes, Reckless Driving, and More
December 13, 2013
I hopped on my scooter and roared down to the store and stopped to grab some bananas (they were on the way).Grand Theft Auto V Review: The Best Game Ever?!
September 17, 2013
I know your manager, Scooter Braun, also represents Justin Bieber.Psy on New Single ‘Gentleman,’ Kim Jong-un, Justin Bieber & More
April 29, 2013
He then whistles at another young-looking girl, hands her a FFF flyer, and then pouts when she speeds away on her scooter.Meet the Germans Having Sex to Save the World
March 13, 2013
Noticeably absent are Scooter Libby, George W. Bush, Karl Rove, and members of the Cheney clan.Dick Cheney Sounds Off on CIA Torture, Iraq, and More in New Sundance Documentary
January 18, 2013
At Michaelville, they started the scooter and ran down the track to the river.Poisoned Air
Sterner St. Paul Meek
All interest in the scooter was lost in Uncle Fred's arrival.
Russ now bent over the other wheels on the end of the scooter.
It's my scooter, because I made it; and so I'll go down first.
Russ and Laddie lifted the scooter up there, and got up themselves.
Word Origin and History for scooter
1825, "one who goes quickly," agent noun from scoot (v.). Also in 19c. a type of plow and a syringe. As a child's toy, from 1919 (but the reference indicates earlier use), as short for motor scooter from 1917.