sidecar [sahyd-kahr] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a small car attached on one side to a motorcycle and supported on the other side by a wheel of its own, used for a passenger, parcels, etc.
  2. a cocktail made with brandy, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.

Origin of sidecar First recorded in 1880–85; side1 + car1 Examples from the Web for sidecar Contemporary Examples of sidecar

  • The Boss even threw in an hour of guitar lessons, a lasagna dinner, and a ride in the sidecar of his motorcycle for good measure.

    Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, and Louis C.K. ‘Stand Up’ for Soldiers

    Alex Suskind

    November 6, 2014

  • Historical Examples of sidecar

  • First in line were our pilots in an Indian motorcycle and sidecar.

    The Fight for the Argonne

    William Benjamin West

  • He was out in almost no time pushing an army motorcycle and sidecar.

    Dave Dawson at Dunkirk

    Robert Sydney Bowen

  • Yes, the engine’s running like a daisy, and the sidecar’s on, and Egbert’s fussing to be off.

    A Popular Schoolgirl

    Angela Brazil

  • He climbed awkwardly into the sidecar, and the soldier, after a hesitant acceptance, kicked the starter.

    Cue for Quiet

    Thomas L. Sherred

  • Against them Teddy and a sidecar girl with Raeburn in support made a memorable struggle.

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

    H. G. Wells

  • British Dictionary definitions for sidecar sidecar noun

    1. a small car attached on one side to a motorcycle, usually for one passenger, the other side being supported by a single wheel
    2. a cocktail containing brandy with equal parts of Cointreau and lemon juice
    50 queries 0.571