nearside
adjective Date: 1825 British left-hand 1 • nearside noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nearside — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. 1) the side of a vehicle nearest the kerb. 2) the left side of a horse …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 — 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 — 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

  • nearside — /ˈnɪəsaɪd/ (say nearsuyd) adjective 1. of or relating to the left hand side of a motor vehicle in a country where traffic drives on the left. 2. of or relating to the side of a road nearer to the footpath. –noun 3. the left hand side of a road,… …   Australian English dictionary

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