[ moh-ter-bahyk ]
/ ˈmoʊ tərˌbaɪk /


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.

Origin of motorbike

First recorded in 1900–05; motor + bike1
Also called mo·tor·bi·cy·cle [moh-ter-bahy-si-kuh l, ‐sik-uh l, ‐sahy-kuh l] /ˈmoʊ tərˌbaɪ sɪ kəl, ‐sɪk əl, ‐saɪ kəl/.

Related forms

mo·tor·bik·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for motorbike


/ (ˈməʊtəˌbaɪk) /


a less formal name for motorcycle

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