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Meaning of “scooter” in the English Dictionary

"scooter" in British English

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scooternoun [C]

uk   /ˈskuː.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
  • scooter noun [C] (TOY)

A2 a child's ​vehicle with two or three ​smallwheelsjoined to the ​bottom of a ​narrowboard and a ​longverticalhandleattached to the ​frontwheel. It is ​ridden by ​standing with one ​foot on the ​board and ​pushing against the ​ground with the other ​foot.
(Definition of scooter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scooter" in American English

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scooternoun [C]

 us   /ˈsku̬t·ər/
  • scooter noun [C] (TOY)

a child’s ​vehicle with two or three ​smallwheelsjoined to the ​bottom of a ​narrowboard and a ​longverticalhandlefixed to the ​frontwheel. The ​riderstands with one ​foot on the ​board and ​pushes against the ​ground with the other ​foot, while ​turning the ​handle to ​directmovement.
  • scooter noun [C] (MOTOR VEHICLE)

a ​motorvehicle with two ​wheels, that is ​similar to, but ​smaller than, a ​motorcycle
(Definition of scooter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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