Also called kick scooter [kik] /kɪk/ . 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 e-scoot·er [ee-skoo-ter], /ˈiˌsku tər/, e·lec·tric scoot·er [ih-lek-trik skoo-ter] /ɪˈlɛk trɪk ˌsku tər/ . a similar vehicle with or without a seat, propelled by a motor powered by rechargeable batteries.
Also called mo·tor scoot·er [moh-ter skoo-ter] /ˈmoʊ tər ˌsku tər/ . a lightweight motor vehicle similar to a motorcycle, having a saddlelike seat mounted over the engine and a footboard to rest the feet.
(in the U.S. and Canada) a sailboat equipped with runners for use on ice.
to sail or travel in or on a scooter.
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How to use scooter in a sentence
Eventually, users will be able to hail a scooter, which will travel up to several blocks to their location, according to Tortoise co-founder and president Dmitry Shevelenko.Spin bets its scooter future on 3 wheels and remote-control tech | Kirsten Korosec | January 27, 2021 | TechCrunch
“Adding mopeds, coupling that with bikes and scooters, allows riders to choose a single platform to get them from point to point and not be restricted as to where they want to go around the city,” Arroyo said.More mopeds may be coming to the District this spring | Luz Lazo | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
While the batteries are expected to cost a similar amount to conventional lithium-ion technology, so far the company has only demonstrated them in an electric scooter.New Fast-Charging, Low-Cost Batteries Could Be a Game-Changer for Electric Cars | Edd Gent | January 25, 2021 | Singularity Hub
That’s the idea behind a consortium of bike and scooter manufacturers coming together to develop and test new safety software that would allow forms of micromobility to communicate with nearby cars.Ford is researching safety tech allowing bikes, e-scooters to ‘talk’ to cars | Dalvin Brown | January 13, 2021 | Washington Post
Cities also took issue with how often people dumped scooters in places they didn’t belong.Ford’s Spin unit to boost e-scooters with software that alerts pedestrians of sidewalk riders | Dalvin Brown | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
It was the last vehicle, aside from the occasional scooter, that we would see until the end of the trip.
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 | Amy Zimmerman | December 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I hopped on my scooter and roared down to the store and stopped to grab some bananas (they were on the way).
I know your manager, scooter Braun, also represents Justin Bieber.Psy on New Single ‘Gentleman,’ Kim Jong-un, Justin Bieber & More | Marlow Stern | April 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He then whistles at another young-looking girl, hands her a FFF flyer, and then pouts when she speeds away on her scooter.
The two chums owned a small iceboat which went, on Lake Luna, by the name of scooter.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
Like most of them, Frank Nelsen took the scooter up alone, from the start.The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
The scooter wavered, and they landed hard, even at reduced speed.The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
A scooter pulled up alongside them almost at once, with a gun-carrying mobster riding it.Police Your Planet | Lester del Rey
He found Randolph waiting in a scooter outside the precinct house after he'd reported his results.Police Your Planet | Lester del Rey
British Dictionary definitions for scooter
- scooterist, noun
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