Definitions

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  • n. A motorcycle ridden by someone who is likely to die due to either recklessness or the inherent risk of riding a motorcycle.

Etymologies

A combination of organ donor and motorcycle; the term apparently originates from emergency room personnel who often see motorcycle accident victims. It alludes to the high percentage of donated organs that come from motorcyclists. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "A term often used in the emergency department for motorcycle is" donorcycle "and appropriately so, the death rate per year for motorcycle riders due to accidents is 1 in 50."

    Autoblog Green

  • After a Fresno peace activist died in a donorcycle accident last year, his obit revealed that he was not, in fact, a peace activist -- he was a Sheriff's Deputy.

    Boing Boing: June 20, 2004 - June 26, 2004 Archives

  • It should be noted that helmetless motorcycle driving actually has offsetting positive social effects, in as much as it’s a great source of donor organs hence the emergency room slang “donorcycle”.

    Some People a Helmet Wouldn’t Help « Whatever

  • "For show, and worthless if you have an accident on that donorcycle of yours.

    Predator

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