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

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 Snow’s is tucked several side roads deep into a residential neighborhood. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "Father, son bond writing U.P. bars book and it becomes a cult classic," 10 June 2018 Lassen spans a swath of 106,000 acres, northeast of Red Bluff (Tehama County), and is accessible by Highways 44 and 89, and from a few side roads to its more remote areas. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Cinder Cone’s mystery unveiled in Land of Smoke," 6 June 2018 Rapozo said visitors should stick to the highway and avoid side roads, where tourists are likely to get in the way of repair crews. Washington Post, "Kauai wants tourists to help island overcome flood damage," 28 Apr. 2018 Video of a truck carrying tourists along a cliff side road in Nepal that’s engulfed in a waterfall has gone viral on YouTube. Fox News, "The world's wildest road goes through a waterfall in the Himalayas," 26 Apr. 2018

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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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