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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Presidential motorcades typically encompass more than a dozen vehicles, including Secret Service counter assault teams, medical personnel, White House aides and the press corps. David Nakamura, The Seattle Times, "Trump uses eight-vehicle motorcade to travel 250 yards to greet George W. Bush," 4 Dec. 2018 The sleek car with a police light used by the security aide was needed for presidential motorcades, Strzoda explained. Elaine Ganley, Fox News, "Car, gun, money: Scandal over Macron's ex-aide grips France," 1 Aug. 2018 Following that, Bush's remains will be transported via motorcade (and subsequently train) to Texas A&M University. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "All the Details on George H. W. Bush's Funeral," 6 Dec. 2018 At the blast site in Beit Hanoun, a few hundred yards from the Erez crossing from Israel, windows were shattered in nearby buildings and witnesses reported that a security officer in Mr. Hamdallah’s motorcade had been lightly wounded in the face. New York Times, "Blast Hits Palestinian Prime Minister’s Convoy in Gaza," 13 Mar. 2018 In April, longtime stalker Frank Andrew Hoover was sentenced to probation after reportedly sending threatening emails and following her motorcade to the airport. Sara Delgado, Glamour, "Taylor Swift Reportedly Used Facial-Recognition Tech at a Concert to Track Stalkers," 14 Dec. 2018 The 10-car motorcade carrying the body of America’s most famous evangelist wound its way 130 miles through North Carolina. Elizabeth Dias, Time, "Why the Graham Family Dynamic Reveals the Evangelical Movement’s Rifts," 1 Mar. 2018 In April, longtime stalker Frank Andrew Hoover was sentenced to probation after reportedly sending threatening emails and following her motorcade to the airport. Sara Delgado, Glamour, "Taylor Swift Reportedly Used Facial-Recognition Tech at a Concert to Track Stalkers," 14 Dec. 2018 In April, longtime stalker Frank Andrew Hoover was sentenced to probation after reportedly sending threatening emails and following her motorcade to the airport. Sara Delgado, Glamour, "Taylor Swift Reportedly Used Facial-Recognition Tech at a Concert to Track Stalkers," 14 Dec. 2018

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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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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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