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One may put one's foot down using this vehicle (7)


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'vehicle' is the definition.
(scooter is a kind of vehicle)

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(Other definitions for scooter that I've seen before include "Traveller", "one makes off quickly", "Light motorcycle", "it may need physical boost", "Vehicle and child's toy".)

I've seen this clue in Gemini Crosswords and The Globe and Mail.