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

Traffic heading southbound on side roads was at a standstill. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two semis catch fire in crash that closes I-94 in Racine County; at least two killed, three injured," 19 June 2019 Just beyond the lake’s western end, a side road leads to Sol Duc Hot Springs with its outdoor mineral pools (the hottest averages 104°F/40°C) and massage treatments. National Geographic, "A guide to Olympic National Park," 18 Apr. 2019 The reporter turned down a side road as water and debris smashed into the side of the vehicle, pushing it off course. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "‘Child of Krakatau’ Brings Death to Hundreds in Indonesian Tsunami," 24 Dec. 2018 And the good vibes carry beyond Old San Juan, down an open highway west of the city, along side roads lined with palms. David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler, "Puerto Rico's Dorado Beach Is a Bit of Bali, Three Hours from Home," 12 Nov. 2018 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

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1691, in the meaning defined above

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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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