Meaning of “mountain bike” in the English Dictionary

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"mountain bike" in British English

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mountain bikenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmaʊn.tɪn ˌbaɪk/ us /ˈmaʊn.tən ˌbaɪk/

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  • Racing bikes and mountain bikes can have 21 or more gears. 
  • Road bikes travel fast on thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat, strong tires and can travel off-road. 

(Definition of “mountain bike” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mountain bike" in American English

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mountain bikenoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɑʊn·tən ˌbɑɪk/

a bicycle with thick tires that is made for riding on hills and rough ground

(Definition of “mountain bike” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)