motorcade

noun
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

Synonyms for motorcade

Synonyms

armada, caravan, cavalcade, fleet, line, train

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Examples of motorcade in a Sentence

the next part of the parade was a motorcade of fire engines

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When Elizabeth Taylor visited Chicago for a movie premiere, Stratton rode in the motorcade. Mary Schmich, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Gracious. Proper. Proud to serve. Goodbye to Shirley Stratton, former first lady of Illinois," 4 Sep. 2019 At the time, two days after Kennedy had been gunned down in a motorcade through downtown Dallas, Oswald was a suspect in the killing of a Dallas police officer, J.D. Tippit, and had yet to be conclusively tied to the assassination. Ralph Blumenthal, BostonGlobe.com, "James R. Leavelle, detective at Lee Harvey Oswald’s side, dies at 99," 30 Aug. 2019 At the time, two days after President Kennedy had been gunned down in a motorcade through downtown Dallas, Mr. Oswald was a suspect in the killing of a Dallas police officer, J.D. Tippit, and had yet to be conclusively tied to the assassination. New York Times, "James R. Leavelle, Detective at Lee Harvey Oswald’s Side, Dies at 99," 29 Aug. 2019 El Rey Charlie, a social media celebrity, took to the streets to lead thousands of people in motorcade from public housing developments to the capitol. Zaire Dinzey-flores, Time, "The Governor of Puerto Rico Dismissed the People. But the People Refused to Be Dismissed," 24 July 2019 Much of the international aid has ended up in the hands of former warlords who live in gated compounds, cruise around in motorcades and stash their fortunes in the Gulf. Washington Post, "Mired in poverty, Afghans bring their children to work," 24 July 2019 The motorcade has left the interstate, the Courier Journal's Joe Sonka reports, and is nearing its destination. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "LIVE UPDATES: Follow what's happening today as Trump visits Louisville," 21 Aug. 2019 Helicopters were on the ground at 6:30 p.m. and the motorcade was rolling within five minutes, with the president arriving at the potential donor’s home at 6:42 p.m. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "Evening rush hour includes helicopters, motorcade for Trump fundraising visit: Hunting Valley Police Blotter," 19 July 2019 As the motorcade approached Massachusetts General Hospital, another throng of news media and well-wishers awaited, seeing him through to the site of his recuperation. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Revered in Boston, David Ortiz is beloved in his native Dominican Republic," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of motorcade

1910, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2019

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The first known use of motorcade was in 1910

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motorcade

noun

English Language Learners Definition of motorcade

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

motorcade

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

Kids Definition of motorcade

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

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