motorcade

[moh-ter-keyd]

noun

a procession or parade of automobiles or other motor vehicles.

verb (used without object), mo·tor·cad·ed, mo·tor·cad·ing.

to travel by or in a motorcade.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. motorbicycle,
  2. motorbike,
  3. motorboat,
  4. motorboating,
  5. motorbus,
  6. motorcar,
  7. motorcoach,
  8. motorcycle,
  9. motorcyclist,
  10. motordrome

Origin of motorcade

First recorded in 1910–15; motor + -cade

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British Dictionary definitions for motorcade

motorcade

noun

a parade of cars or other motor vehicles

Word Origin for motorcade

C20: from motor + cavalcade

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Word Origin and History for motorcade

motorcade

n.

1909, from motor- + suffix from cavalcade.

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