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A low-power, lightweight motorized bicycle.
- ‘The bus lane is designed to limit the amount of traffic in Ferndale Road and only allows buses, emergency vehicles, motorbikes, mopeds and bicycles.’
- ‘The firm uses a fleet of bicycles, mopeds, vans and tow trucks to scour the streets for offenders.’
- ‘She got on her moped and road out towards Annie's house.’
- ‘Temples, small villages and waterfalls dotted along the coast can be explored by car or moped.’
- ‘So would more widespread use of bicycles and mopeds to free-up road space?’
- ‘Scooters, mopeds or bicycles can be rented for a modest cost in most tourist locations.’
- ‘We all see whole families with their babies and dogs weaving through traffic on small mopeds.’
- ‘But you can rent a bike or moped to explore the enticing floral lanes - so long as you respect the island's speed limit - a sedate 20 mph.’
- ‘The roads become busier, and more and more bicycles, mopeds and motorbikes use the pedestrian footpaths.’
- ‘I started working in Salisbury and my godmother gave me some money to buy a moped, to save on bus-fares.’
- ‘On the streets, he zips around on a little yellow moped.’
- ‘He has explored every nook and cranny of Paris - on foot, by bicycle, by moped.’
1950s: from Swedish, from ( trampcykel med) mo(tor och) ped(aler) pedal cycle with motor and pedals.
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