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 Villa Rice police officers then pursued the suspects down a side road, Villa Rica Police Chief Michael Mansour said. Wilson Wong, NBC News, "3 officers injured, 1 suspect dead, 1 in custody after police pursuit in Georgia," 12 Apr. 2021 The suspect continued on and Villa Rica police officers pursued the car down a side road, Villa Rica police Chief Michael Mansour said. CBS News, "3 officers wounded, 1 suspect dead and 1 arrested after police chase in Georgia," 12 Apr. 2021 Police continued to chase the suspects as their vehicle turned down a side road. Fox News, "Georgia officers shot during police chase; 1 suspect dead, another in custody, officials say," 12 Apr. 2021 Soldiers rerouted us onto a side road through the mountains, jammed with traffic for six miles, we were told. Anton Troianovski, New York Times, "Layers of Tragedy, in a Cemetery and in the Mountains," 18 Nov. 2020 The somewhat-controversial new face of milking sits on a side road about a mile away, where a herd of dozens of cows are rotated through a factory farm and milked essentially around the clock. Darrel Rowland, The Enquirer, "Going Home: 'We still live in Mayberry.' Come along with me back home again to Ohio’s Trump Country," 15 Sep. 2020 Portland police said the shooting occurred on Ramsey Boulevard, a side road off Lombard Street, during an event that may have drawn hundreds of people. oregonlive, "2 men shot during N. Portland street racing event, police say," 24 Aug. 2020 Drivers can exit at Wilsonville and take Stafford Road north to Ellingsen to rejoin the freeway or some of the side roads that border the freeway. oregonlive, "Portland metro Thursday traffic: Semi truck crash, fire closes I-5 north in Wilsonville," 20 Feb. 2020 Watch out for icy spots overnight, especially on side roads in colder areas west of the Beltway, where an inch or more of snow fell. Washington Post, "Updated forecast: Snow exits D.C. area after a coating to a couple of inches. Icy spots possible overnight.," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of side road

1691, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of side road was in 1691

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21 Apr 2021

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“Side road.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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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