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.

Primary Meanings of scooter

1.
n
child's two-wheeled vehicle operated by foot
2.
n
large black diving duck of northern parts of the northern hemisphere
Full Definitions of scooter
1

n child's two-wheeled vehicle operated by foot

Type of:
wheeled vehicle
a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people

n a motorboat resembling a motor scooter

Synonyms:
sea scooter, water scooter
Type of:
motorboat, powerboat
a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine

n a wheeled vehicle with small wheels and a low-powered gasoline engine geared to the rear wheel

Synonyms:
motor scooter
Type of:
wheeled vehicle
a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people

n a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame; suitable for traveling over ice

Synonyms:
ice yacht, iceboat
Type of:
vessel, watercraft
a craft designed for water transportation
2

n large black diving duck of northern parts of the northern hemisphere

Synonyms:
scoter
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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