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

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Examples of motorcade in a Sentence

the next part of the parade was a motorcade of fire engines
Recent Examples on the Web In a recent post that set off alarms for federal agents who were monitoring him, Figueroa uploaded photos of Abinader’s motorcade in New York City, putting himself in proximity to the Caribbean dignitary. Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2021 The Bidens have grown accustomed to seeing obscenity-laden signs along both of their motorcade routes. New York Times, 19 Sep. 2021 As the president made his way from the airport into Manville, his motorcade passed the still-smoldering remains of Saffron Banquet Hall, a building that exploded early Friday morning after floodwaters had nearly swallowed it. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Sep. 2021 His motorcade’s third and final car, driven by Yosef Lifsh, had fallen behind and sped to catch up. Elliot Kaufman, WSJ, 20 Aug. 2021 As his small motorcade approached a side entrance to the Vatican, the Ford stopped and Francis got out with the help of a bodyguard. Fox News, 14 July 2021 The president was not expected to visit the condo wreckage given the dangers, but his motorcade stopped at a nearby makeshift memorial to the victims on its way back to the airport. Eli Stokols, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021 Before the speech, a Huntersville police officer who was part of the first lady's motorcade was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after being involved in a collision with another vehicle, local police said. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, 3 Nov. 2020 Biden's motorcade arrived for the dignified transfer at 11:04 am, according to a pool report, and the bus carrying troops' family members arrived at 11:20 am. Daniel Dale, CNN, 30 Aug. 2021

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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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13 Oct 2021

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“Motorcade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/motorcade. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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motorcade

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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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