Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A two-wheeled motor vehicle resembling a heavy bicycle, sometimes having two saddles and a sidecar with a third wheel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bicycle or tricycle operated by some form of motor as well as by pedals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb to ride a motorcycle.
  • noun A two-wheeled vehicle having a motor attached so as to be self-propelled. In common usage, a motorcycle is of heavier construction with larger wheels, a more powerful motor, and a higher maximum speed than a motorbike.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An open-seated motor-powered vehicle with two wheels.
  • verb To motor around on a motorcycle; to ride.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
  • verb ride a motorcycle

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[motor + (bi)cycle.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From motor + cycle.

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