scoot·er / ˈskoōtər/ • n. 1. (also mo·tor scoot·er) a light two-wheeled open motor vehicle on which the driver sits over an enclosed engine with legs together and feet resting on a floorboard. ∎ any small, light, vehicle able to travel quickly across water, ice, or snow.2. a recreational vehicle consisting of a footboard mounted on two wheels and a long steering handle, propelled by resting one foot on the footboard and pushing the other against the ground.• v. [intr.] travel or ride on a scooter.DERIVATIVES: scoot·er·ist / -ist/ n.