motorcycle
noun Etymology: motor bicycle Date: 1896 a 2-wheeled automotive vehicle for one or two people • motorcycle intransitive verbmotorcyclist noun

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  • motorcycle — (BrE also motorbike) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ powerful ▪ 250 cc, 600 cc, etc. ▪ vintage (esp. BrE) ▪ a collection of vintage motorcycles …   Collocations dictionary

  • motorcycle — n. 1) to drive, ride a motorcycle 2) to ride on a motorcycle (as a passenger) * * * [ məʊtəˌsaɪk(ə)l] ride a motorcycle to drive to ride on a motorcycle (as a passenger) …   Combinatory dictionary

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