scooter
noun Date: 1916 1. a child's foot-operated vehicle consisting of a narrow footboard mounted between two wheels tandem with an upright steering handle attached to the front wheel 2. motor scooter

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  • scooter — [ skutɶr; skutɛr ] n. m. • 1919; de l angl. to scoot « filer » ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Motocycle léger, caréné, à cadre ouvert et à petites roues. « Sur la route vont et viennent sur leurs scooters les fils de notables » (Vailland). 2 ♦ Scooter des neiges …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • scooter — ► NOUN 1) (also motor scooter) a light two wheeled motorcycle. 2) any small light vehicle able to travel quickly across water or snow. 3) a child s toy consisting of a footboard mounted on two wheels and a long steering handle, propelled by… …   English terms dictionary

  • scooter — 1825, “one who gies quickly,” agent noun from SCOOT (Cf. scoot). Also in 19c. a type of plow and a syringe. As a child s toy, from 1919 (but the reference indicates earlier use), as short for motor scooter from 1917 …   Etymology dictionary

  • scooter — [sko͞ot′ər] n. [< SCOOT] 1. a child s toy for riding on, consisting of a low, narrow footboard with a wheel or wheels at each end, and a raised handlebar for steering: it is moved by a series of pushes made by one foot against the ground 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • scooter — s.n. v. scuter. Trimis de LauraGellner, 11.02.2009. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • scooter — / sku:tə/, it. / skuter/ s. ingl. [der. del gergale (to ) scoot guizzare via ], usato in ital. al masch. [veicolo a due ruote con telaio aperto che funge da carenatura] ▶◀ motoretta, motorscooter. ‖ ciclomotore, (fam.) motorino …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • scooter — → escúter …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • scooter — |scúter| s. f. Veículo de duas rodas, acionado por um pequeno motor de explosão, de forma análoga à motocicleta, mas provido de um assento em lugar de selim de montar, e com rodas de menor diâmetro. = ACELERA, LAMBRETA, MOTORETA, VESPA • Plural:… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • scooter — /ˈskuter, ingl. ˈskuːtə(r)/ [vc. ingl., dal v. fam. to scoot «guizzar via»] s. m. inv. motoretta, motorscooter (ingl.), motociclo, motorino …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • scooter — DEFINICIJA v. skuter …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • scooter — (del inglés; pronunciamos escúter ) sustantivo masculino 1. Motocicleta de poca cilindrada con el motor cubierto y una pequeña plataforma inferior en la que el conductor, que no va a horcajadas, apoya los pies: Los scooters se usan mucho en las… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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