side·​car | \ ˈsīd-ˌkär How to pronounce sidecar (audio) \

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

Examples of sidecar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An Easter cocktail — Some Bunny’s Thirsty — is a chocolate martini with an Easter egg sidecar ($9). Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 24 Mar. 2021 Lashed together, the two ships cut through the water in tandem like a motorcycle with an unruly sidecar. Elliot Ackerman, Wired, 26 Jan. 2021 With earthy notes of clay and smoke, this Oaxacan mezcal is for sipping neat, though a taco sidecar is always welcome. Kat Odell, Vogue, 21 Dec. 2020 The image showed the family of five in warm weather clothes posing with a motorbike and sidecar. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, 18 Dec. 2020 Last year, the Cambridges' card showed the family dressed in a blue color scheme and posing on a vintage motorbike and sidecar. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, 16 Dec. 2020 If the individual taps the sidecar for cash, it is automatically refilled via the next payroll deduction. Bailey Mccann, WSJ, 10 Feb. 2020 However retired army dogs make his sidecar capsize on the country. Kelly Kazek |, al, 3 Jan. 2020 The card shows the family dressed in a blue color scheme and posing on a vintage motorbike and sidecar. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 24 Dec. 2019

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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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“Sidecar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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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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