side street

noun
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of side street

: a street joining and often terminated by a main thoroughfare

Examples of side street in a Sentence

  1. We live on a quiet side street.

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Definition of side street for English Language Learners

  • : a smaller street that connects to and often ends at a main road


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