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Princeton's WordNet

  1. school busnoun

    a bus used to transport children to or from school


  1. school busnoun

    A bus which carries children to school.


  1. School bus

    A school bus is any type of bus owned, leased, contracted to, or operated by a school or school district. It is regularly used to transport students to and from school or school-related activities, but not including a charter bus or transit bus. Various configurations of school buses are used worldwide; the most iconic examples are the yellow school buses of the United States which are also found in other parts of the world. In North America, school buses are purpose-built vehicles distinguished from other types of buses by design characteristics mandated by federal and state/provincial regulations. In addition to their distinct paint color (school bus yellow), school buses are fitted with exterior warning lights (to give them traffic priority) and multiple safety devices.


  1. school bus

    A school bus is a type of vehicle, usually large and yellow, designed and used for transporting students to and from school or school-related activities such as field trips. It is typically operated by a school district or a private company on behalf of the school. It is equipped with specific safety features like flashing lights and stop-sign arms to protect the occupants.


  1. School bus

    A school bus is a type of bus specifically designed and manufactured for student transport: carrying children to and from school and school events. Outside North America, the term can often be applied to an ordinary bus used for a school service or an older bus or coach retrofitted to become a dedicated school bus. The first school bus was horse-drawn, introduced in 1827 by George Shillibeer for Newington Academy for Girls, a Quaker school in Stoke Newington, north-east of London, and was designed to carry 25 children. The primary vehicle used for student transport in North America, school buses are distinguished from other types of buses by design characteristics necessitated by federal and state/provincial regulations. Federal safety standards recommend school buses to be painted school bus yellow and equipped with specific warning and safety devices. This service is almost always provided without charge to families. In other parts of the world, the term "school bus" refers more to the destination of the bus and its student passengers than the specific vehicle designed for that purpose; the vehicles used for student transport are more closely related to other types of buses than their North American counterparts.

Editors Contribution

  1. school bus

    A public or private bus, coach, minibus or type of vehicle to transport schoolchildren to and from school or school related activities.

    Many countries have a school transport system, some use a school bus, others use coaches, trains etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 28, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of school bus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of school bus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of school bus in a Sentence

  1. Rei Goffer:

    What we have done is miniaturized the radar instrument, we've taken it from a school bus-size instrument to something that's about the size of a mini fridge.

  2. Robin Steenman:

    The school bus goes right in front of my house and my kid is dying to ride it, but not until I have deemed that the curriculum is safe and will do no harm.

  3. Callahan Walsh:

    That’s oftentimes walking to the school bus or walking home from the school bus, waiting at the school bus stop, we always tell parents, don’t let your child walk to the school bus stop alone. At least have them using the buddy system with another child.

  4. Ron DeSantis:

    Some of these guys -- they go to work in a school bus, and they are all just like packed there like sardines, going across like Palm Beach County or some of these other places, and( there's) all these opportunities to have transmission.

  5. David Meeuwsen:

    Currently people are not even applying to be school bus drivers, they're getting some applicants, but not near as many as they need.

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