a combining form extracted from cavalcade, used with the meaning “procession” in the formation of compound words: motorcade; tractorcade.
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British Dictionary definitions for -cade
n combining form
indicating a procession of a specified kindmotorcade
Word Origin for -cade
abstracted from cavalcade
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