mo·​tor·​cade | \ ˈmō-tər-ˌkād How to pronounce motorcade (audio) \

Definition of motorcade

: a procession of motor vehicles

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Other Words from motorcade

motorcade intransitive verb

Examples of motorcade in a Sentence

the next part of the parade was a motorcade of fire engines
Recent Examples on the Web The man was part of a motorcade that clashed with Black Lives Matter demonstrators and other protesters, with some members of the caravan firing paintballs and pepper spray into the crowd. NBC News, "Portland braces for clashes, violence at Proud Boys rally and counterprotests," 26 Sep. 2020 The president and first lady stood expressionless at the late justice's casket for less than a minute before heading back to the presidential motorcade. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg to make history Friday as the first woman, Jewish person to lie in state at US Capitol," 25 Sep. 2020 Streets were repotedly sealed off as his motorcade raced through the city, witnesses said. Karina Zaiets, USA Today, "Belarus protests as seen through artists' eyes," 23 Sep. 2020 Afterward, his motorcade was already in motion but had to stop as Biden hopped out to chat up a group of firefighters. Will Weissert, Star Tribune, "'Bidin' his time': Joe Biden battles being chronically late," 22 Sep. 2020 Before heading back to Green Bay for his flight, Biden hopped out of the motorcade in Manitowoc to speak with people outside the foundry, according to a media pool report. Haley Bemiller, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Joe Biden recalls why boys in his high school had incentive to root for the Packers," 21 Sep. 2020 C-5s often accompany the U.S. president, carrying the vehicles of the presidential motorcade in advance of Air Force One. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Why the C-5 Galaxy Is Such a Badass Plane," 27 Aug. 2020 Along the motorcade route, a mix of people waved Black Lives Matter signs and many Trump supporters waved Trump 2020 signs. Chicago Tribune Staff And Wire Reports,, "Live updates: President Trump arrives in Kenosha amid civil unrest over police shooting of Jacob Blake," 1 Sep. 2020 Thousands of people lined the motorcade route from the Waukegan airport to the heart of Kenosha — most showing support for the president, or capturing the moment with their phones, but also some protesting his visit. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trump in Kenosha: Senator Ron Johnson credits Pres. Trump for peace on Kenosha streets," 1 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of motorcade

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of motorcade was in 1910

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30 Sep 2020

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“Motorcade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of motorcade

: a group or line of cars or other vehicles that travel together


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Kids Definition of motorcade

: a line of motor vehicles traveling as a group a presidential motorcade

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