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motorbike

[ moh-ter-bahyk ]
/ ˈmoʊ tərˌbaɪk /
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noun

a small, lightweight motorcycle.
a bicycle that is propelled by an attached motor.

verb (used without object), mo·tor·biked, mo·tor·bik·ing.

to go by motorbike; drive or ride a motorbike.

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Also called mo·tor·bi·cy·cle [moh-ter-bahy-si-kuhl, ‐sik-uhl, ‐sahy-kuhl]. /ˈmoʊ tərˌbaɪ sɪ kəl, ‐sɪk əl, ‐saɪ kəl/.

Origin of motorbike

First recorded in 1900–05; motor + bike1

OTHER WORDS FROM motorbike

mo·tor·bik·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for motorbike

motorbike
/ (ˈməʊtəˌbaɪk) /

noun

a less formal name for motorcycle
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