scooter

A scooter is a small wheeled vehicle. A child's scooter has two wheels and is powered by pushing one foot against the ground.

The word scooter covers a wide variety of vehicles. There's the kick scooter that you can use for rolling down the sidewalk, and the motor scooter that's essentially a lightweight, gas-powered motorcycle. Mobility scooters are used by people who need a little extra help getting around, either in the form of a wheeled walker that can be kneeled on, or a motorized wheelchair. The word scooter was originally shorthand for motor scooter.

Definitions of scooter
  1. noun
    child's two-wheeled vehicle operated by foot
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    type of:
    wheeled vehicle
    a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people
  2. noun
    a motorboat resembling a motor scooter
    synonyms: sea scooter, water scooter
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    type of:
    motorboat, powerboat
    a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine
  3. noun
    a wheeled vehicle with small wheels and a low-powered gasoline engine geared to the rear wheel
    synonyms: motor scooter
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    type of:
    wheeled vehicle
    a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people
  4. noun
    a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame; suitable for traveling over ice
    synonyms: ice yacht, iceboat
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    type of:
    vessel, watercraft
    a craft designed for water transportation
  5. noun
    large black diving duck of northern parts of the northern hemisphere
    synonyms: scoter
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    types:
    Melanitta nigra, common scoter
    a variety of scoter
    type of:
    sea duck
    any of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast: eider; scoter; merganser
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