side·​car | \ˈsīd-ˌkär \

Definition of sidecar 

1 : a car attached to the side of a motorcycle for a passenger

2 : a cocktail consisting of a liqueur with lemon juice and brandy

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The farmer saw Van Ollefen’s bike, then opened a shed door and showed him his old Harley, equipped with a sidecar. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Harley-Davidson riders say the love of the bike brings them together into one 'worldwide family'," 6 July 2018 At this point, how much better can a sidecar or old fashioned get, really? Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The 10 best bars in San Antonio," 4 June 2018 So on July 30, 1995, Sparks climbed into the sidecar and entered for the fifth inning of a game against the California Angels in the fifth inning. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Collin McHugh becomes first pitcher to ride Diamondbacks’ bullpen cart," 6 May 2018 For those looking to booze it up, there will also be bloody marys made with cucumber-dill CH vodka, PST’s special mix and turmeric pickles, and served with Anchor Steam beer or a green juice sidecar. Grace Wong,, "Eat lobster at III Forks, sip beer at the zoo, plus other weekend offerings," 14 June 2018 His father ran a rug business, and his house was situated next to the fire and police stations, where officers sometimes drove him to kindergarten in their motorcycle sidecars. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "George Deukmejian, two-term Calif. governor who espoused law and order, dies at 89," 9 May 2018 The streets of Shanghai look even more crazed from the low perch of a motorcycle's sidecar, and India wouldn't be India without at least one near-miss in a rickshaw. Priscilla Eakeley, Town & Country, "The Town & Country Grand Tour," 5 Oct. 2016 The new owners’ goal is to pay tribute to all three decades of its original existence, so classic martinis will be served with a sidecar, and funk and soul acts will share the stage, too. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Shuttered for 40 years, Willis Show Bar will reopen Friday in Cass Corridor," 23 Apr. 2018 As if that weren't enough, hosts also have the option to serve Prosecco from a 1969 motorbike-and-sidecar setup. Katina Beniaris, Country Living, "Every Wedding and Summer Party Needs a Prosecco Van," 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of sidecar

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sidecar was in 1903

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English Language Learners Definition of sidecar

: a small vehicle that is attached to the side of a motorcycle for a passenger to ride in

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