side street


Definition of side street

: a street joining and often terminated by a main thoroughfare

Examples of side street in a Sentence

We live on a quiet side street.

Recent Examples on the Web

There’s an early moment that doubles as a litmus test: driving a Trans Am (with an unfortunate but era-appropriate Confederate flag license plate emblem), Bandit eludes a police cruiser by zipping onto a side street. Keith Phipps, The Verge, "Before you see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, watch Smokey and the Bandit," 26 July 2019 Yet, up its side streets are ancient churches and quiet residential neighborhoods. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "For Sale in Malta: A Path to EU Citizenship," 11 July 2019 This is what happened: Event 1: Trans went to neutral at 40 mph. Coasted to a side street., "FREE PRESS INVESTIGATION: OUT OF GEAR Ford knew Focus, Fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold them anyway," 11 July 2019 In Chicago on Verizon, 5G worked well on main avenues but not on the side streets — the equipment hadn't yet made it over to those blocks. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, "5G will soon change your life. But first, you'll have to find it," 9 Aug. 2019 Barrera avoided driving on main avenues and took side streets to work. Cindy Carcamo,, "Hiding from ICE raids: ‘People are terrified to go out on the streets’," 15 July 2019 Several groups of what appeared to be 500 to 1,000 people gathered outside police barricades on side streets. Washington Post, "Crackdown on Moscow protest suggests new approach against opposition," 29 July 2019 Walls of police officers in riot gear locked arms to form columns that pushed demonstrators into side streets, where small skirmishes between protesters and police ensued. Sabra Ayresmoscow Correspondent, Los Angeles Times, "Moscow police arrest more than 1,000 in protests for free elections," 27 July 2019 When a deputy attempted to stop Posey at Coleridge Avenue, Posey began to operating the car erratically on side streets in an attempt to evade the deputy, according to a statement from the sheriff's office. Sheila Vilvens,, "Car hits utility pole after short police chase in Silverton," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of side street

1617, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of side street was in 1617

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English Language Learners Definition of side street

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

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