Definition of school bus in US English:

school bus


  • A bus that transports students from home to school, school to home, or to school-sponsored events.

    • ‘All of the children, even those who had been at the mansion for two weeks, had been expecting a normal yellow school bus.’
    • ‘Find out if you'll need to transport students in your own vehicle or if a school bus will be provided.’
    • ‘Moments earlier, the future of our nation had bounded from 20 school buses parked in front of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.’
    • ‘There are even school buses that will pick students up from their homes on base.’
    • ‘He ran a basket factory, and he was a farmer, and then he ended up, because his wife was a teacher, driving a school bus in his spare time.’
    • ‘The large and long yellow school bus pulled up in front of the sidewalk in front of Jordan's house.’
    • ‘As Stacey heard the bright yellow school bus rumbling in the distance, her chest tightened.’
    • ‘The city called in some 80 school buses to make sure that everyone could be evacuated.’
    • ‘Our initial thought was to convert to nineteen-passenger school buses, but still utilize our camp staff as drivers.’
    • ‘No seatbelts on school buses is an important story.’
    • ‘They were the perfect armor for stepping off a school bus into a half-frozen puddle of gray slush.’
    • ‘Every time gasoline goes up a few pennies a gallon, school districts pay thousands, and if it's a big school district, tens of thousands or more in the cost of getting to kids to school on school buses every day.’
    • ‘There are huge parking lots for school buses, and all the buildings are closed off with high fences so residents and visitors only have access through the main streets to get to the boardwalk.’
    • ‘More than 50 people were treated at the scene of a school bus accident on a major New York City highway.’
    • ‘Rescue workers in boats helped people out of school buses, where they were stranded.’
    • ‘Yeah, there are school buses, but yellow just ain't our color.’
    • ‘I saw a small patch of blacktop, with a classic yellow school bus parked on top of it.’
    • ‘While waiting outside for the school bus, a couple guys and I were kicking some ice.’
    • ‘A non-camp example of this involved a train that collided with a school bus.’
    • ‘On the school bus, there is a black girl with hair plaited into squares who always sits by herself.’