Definition of motorbike in English:



  • A motorcycle, typically a small, lightweight one.

    • ‘She didn't know how to get to the factory, so she took the only ride available, on the back of the boss's motorbike.’
    • ‘Everything in my whole life revolves around motorbikes.’
    • ‘Rachel had tried to sit behind one of the island boys driving the motorbikes, but it hadn't worked out well.’
    • ‘We passed the motorbikes as we were walking back to town.’
    • ‘Last August he was the target of an assassination attempt, when gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on his car.’
    • ‘When I went into Afghanistan two years ago, there were two people with me on two motorbikes.’
    • ‘Suddenly, the rock 'n' roll is interrupted by screaming whistles, sirens, shouting and the thundering of hundreds of motorbikes.’
    • ‘Huge numbers of police marched alongside us or sat in police vans, cars and on motorbikes along the route.’
    • ‘Mike opened the manual steel garage door and waved as the six motorbikes peeled out of his driveway with Jason and Jessica in the lead.’
    • ‘And there are very few such intersections in this city of 6 million people and 4 million motorbikes.’
    • ‘Matt was cool, and he was good-looking, and Viv felt more popular and more cool than ever with him, his friends all knowing about motorbikes and going to see the best bands around.’
    • ‘The rioters have also started using motorbikes and mobile phones to trace the movements of police riot squads, in tactics reminiscent of urban guerrilla movements.’
    • ‘And then he wants to take you shopping in town, ride you around on his motorbike and buy you stuff.’
    • ‘Arthur tiptoed over to one of the motorbikes (trying not to raise the alarm) and ran his hand over the chassis.’
    • ‘So he was sitting on his motorbike, on duty, when I approached him.’
    • ‘When I come home, the cell phone gets put aside and the motorbikes come out.’
    • ‘She picks me up on her motorbike, and we chat as we zoom through the terrible Athens traffic.’
    • ‘Freshly built houses dot the countryside, and new motorbikes abound.’
    • ‘It's not exactly far, but I was kind of hoping to get a lift on Rob's motorbike.’
    • ‘He was killed when his motorbike collided with a tractor.’
    • ‘I actually prefer motorbikes by quite a long way.’
    • ‘He travelled extensively, and had a passion for motorbikes.’
    vehicle, means of transport, method of transport
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