nearside

nearside
nearside NOUN chiefly Brit. 1) the side of a vehicle nearest the kerb. 2) the left side of a horse.

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  • nearside — [[t]nɪ͟ə(r)saɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n The nearside wheels, lights, or doors of a vehicle are those nearest the edge of the road when the vehicle is being driven on the correct side of the road. In Britain, the nearside is on the left. [BRIT] The… …   English dictionary

  • nearside — near|side [ˈnıəsaıd US ˈnır ] adj [only before noun] BrE on the side of a vehicle that is closest to the side of the road when you drive ≠ ↑offside ▪ a scratch on the nearside front wing of the car >nearside n [singular] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nearside — adjective (only before noun) BrE on the side of a vehicle that is nearest the edge of the road: a scratch on the nearside front wing of the car nearside noun (singular) opposite offside 2 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nearside — UK [ˈnɪə(r)ˌsaɪd] / US [ˈnɪrˌsaɪd] noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms nearside : singular nearside plural nearsides the side of a car or other vehicle that is closest to the edge of a road on which you are driving …   English dictionary

  • nearside — adjective Date: 1825 British left hand 1 • nearside noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nearside — adj. Nearside is used with these nouns: ↑tyre, ↑wheel, ↑wing …   Collocations dictionary

  • nearside — noun (usu. the nearside) Brit. the side of a vehicle nearest the kerb. Compare with offside. ↘the left side of a horse …   English new terms dictionary

  • Nearside streetcar — The Nearside streetcar or Nearside car was an American type of tramcar that was invented by the president of the governing board Council of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company Thomas E. Mitten. It was the basis for one man service and must be… …   Wikipedia

  • nearside — noun a) the left side of a road vehicle when facing in the same direction as the vehicle b) the face of the Moon nearest the Earth …   Wiktionary

  • nearside — adj. (British) pertaining to the side located on the left, port n. (British) side located on the left, side opposite the right side, port side …   English contemporary dictionary

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