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.

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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
n.

1909, from motor- + suffix from cavalcade.

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