donorcycle


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donorcycle

slang A motorcycle, referring to the likelihood that the rider will get into a fatal accident, becoming an organ donor as a result. You know Mom thinks of motorcycles as donorcycles. She'll freak out if she sees you on one!
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donorcycle

n. a motorcycle. (Refers to the availability of donor organs after a motorcycle accident.) Guess what happens when you ride a donorcycle without a helmet?
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Motorcycles have often been characterized as "donorcycles," because the high rate of fatal motorcycle accidents among otherwise healthy young people creates a supply of healthy organs available for donation.
(67) Stacy Dickert-Conlin et al., Donorcycles: Motorcycle Helmet Laws and the Supply of Organ Donors, 54 J.L.
"Donorcycles: Do Motorcycle Helmet Laws Contribute to the Shortage of Organ Donors?" Journal of Law and Economics, 54(4), 2011,907-35.