motorbus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

motor +‎ bus

Noun[edit]

motorbus (plural motorbuses or motorbusses)

  1. A motorised bus, or coach.
    • 1930, F. Scott Fitzgerald, “One Trip Abroad,” The Saturday Evening Post, 11 October, 1930,[1]
      In the afternoon the air became black with locusts, and some of the women shrieked, sinking to the floor of the motorbus and covering their hair with traveling rugs.
    • 1961, V. S. Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas, Vintage International, 2001, Part One, Chapter 4,
      The world beyond the sugarcane fields was remote and the village was linked to it only by villagers’ carts and bicycles, wholesalers’ vans and lorries, and an occasional private motorbus that ran to no timetable and along no fixed route.

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