Etymology
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scooter (n.)

1825, "one who goes quickly," agent noun from scoot (v.). Also in 19c. a type of plow and a syringe (from the Scottish "flow or gush out" sense). As a child's toy consisting of a foot-board, two wheels, and a handle for steering, from 1919 (but the reference indicates earlier use), as short for motor scooter from 1917.

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Definitions of scooter

scooter (n.)
a motorboat resembling a motor scooter;
Synonyms: water scooter / sea scooter
scooter (n.)
child's two-wheeled vehicle operated by foot;
scooter (n.)
a wheeled vehicle with small wheels and a low-powered gasoline engine geared to the rear wheel;
Synonyms: motor scooter
scooter (n.)
a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame; suitable for traveling over ice;
Synonyms: iceboat / ice yacht
scooter (n.)
large black diving duck of northern parts of the northern hemisphere;
Synonyms: scoter
From wordnet.princeton.edu