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moped

[ moh-ped ]
/ ˈmoʊˌpɛd /
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noun

a motorized bicycle that has pedals in addition to a low-powered gasoline engine designed for low-speed operation.

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Origin of moped

1955–60; <German, ultimately <Swedish (trampcykel med) mo(tor och) ped(aler) pedal cycle with engine and pedals
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British Dictionary definitions for moped

moped
/ (ˈməʊpɛd) /

noun

British a light motorcycle, not over 50cc
C20: from motor + pedal 1, originally equipped with auxiliary pedals
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