noun, often attributive
curb·​side | \ ˈkərb-ˌsīd How to pronounce curbside (audio) \

Definition of curbside

1 : the side of a pavement bordered by a curb
2 : sidewalk

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Winnetka contracts with a private hauler to provide weekly curbside recycling services. Kathy Routliffe,, "Winnetka may move to fee-based refuse pickup," 9 May 2018 Central Market is also exploring curbside services at its stores in Dallas and Plano. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "Curbside kumquats — Central Market dives into online shopping realm," 25 Jan. 2018 The smart shelves light up to help store employees pick orders for Kroger’s curbside grocery pickup service, where customers order online and then later in the day have their bags brought out to their car in the parking lot. Dina Bass, The Seattle Times, "Kroger, Microsoft test futuristic grocery store in Redmond. Amazon, take note.," 7 Jan. 2019 Some kinds of items, like paint, may be picked up on special days from the curbside. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Dispose of Hazardous Waste Without Damaging the Environment," 9 Oct. 2018 To the person who left their car curbside at the airport & shut down terminal 4 causing my flight to be cancelled to my best friends bridal shower - hey, its cool. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Bomb scare at Phoenix airport caused by unattended car; driver only getting $52 parking ticket," 18 Sep. 2018 The program, known as Clear Curbs, launched in March and aimed to tackle congestion by preventing parking and curbside deliveries between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. along a busy stretch of Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights. Paul Berger, WSJ, "New York City Curbs Pilot Program That Cracks Down on Parking During Rush Hours," 13 Aug. 2018 South Windsor officials are looking at ways to improve the recycling of glass collected at the curbside and at the transfer station. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "South Windsor Considering Separating Glass From Its Recycling Stream," 6 July 2018 Mayor Sylvester Turner, in the first controversy of his young tenure, tried to lower the price, negotiating a two-year deal at a slightly lower $90-per-ton fee and also agreeing not to accept glass at curbside for the term of the agreement. Mike Morris, Houston Chronicle, "Houston City Council to debate recycling again," 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of curbside

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of curbside was in 1946

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