Definition of 'motorcycle'
Image of 'motorcycle'
© Rawpixel.com, shutterstock
Video: pronunciation of 'motorcycle'
Example sentences containing 'motorcycle'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
They want to open talks to get motorcycle and scooter riders a fair deal that keeps them safe on London streets. The Sun (2016)He's a college drop-out and he rides a motorcycle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His father would strip down motorcycle engines on the kitchen table. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is always a stable of exotic cars and motorcycles in his garage. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Joining an apocalyptic motorcycle gang would have been a piece of cake. Christianity Today (2000)She fled to hospital and claimed to have been in a motorcycle crash. The Sun (2007)There was a gang fight outside our window and a motorcycle rider was shot and killed. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The château itself is open to the public and houses a museum of motorcycles and cars. The Wine Roads of France (1989)He crashed his motorcycle three years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is an account of how a man with no real experience of motorcycles decided to ride around the world. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Investigators are also seeking to trace the green 4x4 vehicle and motorcycle seen leaving the scene. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He's still able to ride the motorcycle and crash through the window. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You feel like you're in a motorcycle gang. The Sun (2014)To be a great motorcycle rider you have to blur the line between man and machine by winning on more than one bike. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He's a college dropout and rides a motorcycle. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Five teams of six officers will take turns to run alongside the flame at all times, with others on motorcycles and bicycles. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He rode a motorcycle through rival gang turf waving a gun - but the incident was not reported to police at the time. The Sun (2008)He is a 33-year-old motorcycle racer from Grimsby. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He grew up on caravan sites and from the age of 15 or 16 he became a pro motorcycle racer. The Sun (2013)In the same way, I have often wondered why it is that certain motorcycle engines stir the emotions so. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'motorcycle'
Used Occasionally. motorcycle is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'motorcycle'
British English: motorcycle /ˈməʊtəˌsaɪkl/ NOUN
A motorcycle is a two-wheeled vehicle with an engine.
- American English: motorcycle
- Arabic: دَرَاجَةٌ نَارِيِّةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: motocicleta
- Chinese: 摩托车
- Croatian: motocikl
- Czech: motocykl
- Danish: motorcykel
- Dutch: motorfiets
- European Spanish: motocicleta
- Finnish: moottoripyörä
- French: moto
- German: Motorrad
- Greek: μοτοσυκλέτα
- Italian: moto
- Japanese: オートバイ
- Korean: 오토바이
- Norwegian: motorsykkel
- Polish: motocykl
- European Portuguese: motocicleta
- Romanian: motocicletă
- Russian: мотоцикл
- Spanish: motocicleta
- Swedish: motorcykel
- Thai: รถมอเตอร์ไซค์
- Turkish: motosiklet
- Ukrainian: мотоцикл
- Vietnamese: xe máy
Definition of motorcycle from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.