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From road +‎ -side.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹəʊdsaɪd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹoʊdsaɪd/
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roadside (not comparable)

  1. (noun modifier) Located beside a road (or railway).
    The roadside stand did a good business just selling products to people who merely wanted directions.
    • 1950 January, Arthur F. Beckenham, “With British Railways to the Far North”, in Railway Magazine, pages 5–6:
      I was rather impressed with the neat and tidy appearance of these roadside stations, many of which had their name boards painted in the blue and white colours of the Scottish Region.
    • 1951 May, R. K. Kirkland, “The Cavan & Leitrim Railway”, in Railway Magazine, page 344:
      The roadside section of the tramway is limited to 12 m.p.h., except over the oblique road crossings, where speed is restricted to 4 m.p.h., with a compulsory stop immediately before.
    • 2013 May 1, Nicholas Watt, Nick Hopkins, The Guardian[1]:
      David Cameron has said the government will "look carefully" at the use of heavily armoured vehicles after three British soldiers were killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb while travelling in a Mastiff troop carrier.

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roadside (plural roadsides)

  1. The area on either side of a road.
    Synonym: side of the road
    I pulled over to the roadside to check the map.

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