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

  • noun A child's vehicle consisting of a long footboard between two small end wheels, controlled by an upright steering handle attached to the front wheel.
  • noun A motor scooter.
  • noun A flatbottom sailboat with runners that can skim over water or ice.
  • noun A water scooter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which scoots.
  • noun A scoot; a squirt or syringe.
  • noun Same as scoter.
  • To sail a scooter or ice-scooter.
  • noun An oblong plow, or cultivator shovel, from under 2½ to 5 inches wide, suited to break a furrow, and thus contrasted with a sweep or scrape; also a plow-stock fitted with such a blade; a scooter plow: used to break out the middle of cotton-beds, to mix fertilizer which has been deposited in furrows, etc.
  • noun Same as ice-scooter.

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

  • noun A kick scooter.
  • noun A small motor-powered bicycle of similar design, also motor scooter.
  • noun A mobility scooter, i.e. an electric-powered scooter specially designed for disabled and/or elderly people.
  • noun Any of the large, black ducks of the genus Melanitta; the scoter.
  • noun A type of ice yacht known at least in the state of New York, equipped with runners for travelling over ice. The body has a flat bottom and is capable of floating in the water which makes it safe to use also on thin ice.
  • verb To ride on a scooter.

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

  • noun large black diving duck of northern parts of the northern hemisphere
  • noun a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame; suitable for traveling over ice
  • noun child's two-wheeled vehicle operated by foot
  • noun a wheeled vehicle with small wheels and a low-powered gasoline engine geared to the rear wheel
  • noun a motorboat resembling a motor scooter


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