side road


: a smaller road off a main road

Examples of side road in a Sentence

We like driving on side roads when we travel.
Recent Examples on the Web The journey to a place of understanding would be one of side roads and unexpected turns. Hazlitt, 18 Oct. 2023 From a side road, a truck driver begins to cross U.S. 441, slowing but failing to fully stop at a stop sign. Irfan Uraizee, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2023 In Southern Vermont, drive from Newfane to West Townshend and poke along some of the side roads, where there is great foliage into mid-October. Dave Epstein,, 7 Sep. 2023 Commuters clogged mostly clear highways and even on side roads, deep pools of standing water were an uncommon sight. Connor Sheets, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 Many are openly injecting or smoking drugs, generally around the side road of Atkinson Street, where tents remain even after the mayor’s push earlier this year to get rid of them. Sean Cotter,, 18 Aug. 2023 Pulling off on a side road, Daniel pops the hood to show me the engine bay and points to the heater block, blower motor, and fluid tanks still in their original positions, despite the Hemi swap. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 18 July 2023 Open fields and side roads will need to be cleared of the lethal explosives for any chance of success., 5 July 2023 One cast a warm, yellowish-white color across the sleepy side road. Globe Staff,, 1 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of side road was in 1691

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“Side road.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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