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 If the individual taps the sidecar for cash, it is automatically refilled via the next payroll deduction. Bailey Mccann, WSJ, "More Companies Help Employees With ‘Financial Wellness’ Plans," 10 Feb. 2020 However retired army dogs make his sidecar capsize on the country. Kelly Kazek |, al, "These 2 Alabama actors had roles in 1970’s ‘Aristocats’," 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, "Christmas cards are here! Festive greetings from Duchess Meghan, Kim Kardashian and more," 24 Dec. 2019 George and Charlotte pose next to them in the sidecar as mom Kate grabs on to one of the handlebars. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Archie's First Christmas! Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Release Holiday Card Starring 7-Month-Old Son," 23 Dec. 2019 The photo showed the family-of-five posing on a vintage motorbike and sidecar. Natasha Reda, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Releases Candid New Photo of William, George, Charlotte, and Louis for Christmas," 25 Dec. 2019 But wait, the prosecco is served in a shot glass like a sidecar. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "My 2019 “Keeper” Recipe Is Never Leaving My Side," 14 Dec. 2019 One person did it in a Volkswagen Jetta for fun; another couple rode it coast to coast for their honeymoon, with the bride in a motorcycle sidecar. M. R. O’connor, The New Yorker, "Dirt-Road America," 19 Nov. 2019 These awards are often about narratives, and Prescott has a good one—has been riding sidecar to Ezekiel Elliott for some time now, with a new coordinator, Kellen Moore, sparking a move to the next level of quarterbacking. Albert Breer,, "What Melvin Gordon’s Return Will Mean for the Chargers," 26 Sep. 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 21 Sep. 2020.

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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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