side road


Definition of 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

Namsaah Bottling Trust This kitschy chic restaurant by local celeb chef Ian Kittichai of Issaya Siamese Club is in a century-old double-story house tucked away in a side road. Audrey Phoon, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Singapore," 5 Mar. 2018 Staffers are transported to the camp from motels near the El Paso airport, where the tour buses take pains to park on side roads, far from view. Garance Burke And Martha Mendoza, The Seattle Times, "US waived FBI checks on staff at growing teen migrant camp," 28 Nov. 2018 The buses had taken side roads after the main road was closed for security reasons, the government said. Jared Malsin, WSJ, "Gunmen in Egypt Attack Bus Carrying Christians, Killing Seven," 2 Nov. 2018 The bus overturned and fell down a side road 66 feet below the highway. Fox News, "Tourist bus crash in Bulgaria kills 15 passengers," 25 Aug. 2018 FedCast Icy side roads during the morning commute may motivate OPM to issue an unscheduled leave policy to reduce traffic congestion. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "SchoolCast and FedCast for Tuesday, Jan. 9," 8 Jan. 2018 Drive up that disused side road and see if there’s somewhere good to stay. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "Ditching Your Phone Will Change How You Recreate," 29 June 2018 Very occasionally a lorry driver gets lost down a side road and, mis-calibrating the size of the vehicle against Kent’s built environment, crashes into a bridge. Georgina Voss, The Atlantic, "Brexit Could Cripple Britain’s Ports," 20 June 2018 But the strikers told us what roads were closed and how to get on side roads., "It's time for all airports to come into the 21st century, just as some already have," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of side road

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English Language Learners Definition of side road

: a smaller road that is connected to a main road

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