Definition of motorbus in English:



  • old-fashioned term for bus (sense 1 of the noun)

    ‘There, a vast fleet of brand new motor buses and taxis competed for trade with the brand new electrified trams.’
    • ‘It was withdrawn in 1932 on the formation of a new motor bus company, Keighley-West Yorkshire.’
    • ‘Had the cable-to-electric conversion of 1921-23 been delayed by only a few years, motor buses rather than electric trams would have been substituted.’
    • ‘The motor bus, introduced to Edinburgh in 1898, spread rapidly and transformed the market, raising capacity and reducing fares, and democratized usage.’
    • ‘Many still travelled by other means, and motor car and motor bus services were soon to play their part.’
    • ‘The island's first motor bus accident is believed to have occurred on Friday, October 11 1907, just after 5:30 p.m. when Jane Anne Greaves, 55, was knocked down and her foot fractured by a bus as she was walking along Baxter's Road.’



/ˈmōdərˌbəs/ /ˈmoʊdərˌbəs/