Definition of nearside in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnɪəsʌɪd/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


(usually the nearside) British
1The side of a vehicle nearest the kerb (in Britain, the left): he veered to the nearside and crashed into a van [as modifier]: the front nearside wheel Compare with offside.
More example sentences
  • He braked hard and swerved in a bid to avoid Conor, but the nearside front of the vehicle hit him, throwing him 15 metres through the air.
  • He then drove off and mounted the nearside kerb to pass a queue of vehicles.
  • The front nearside wheel arch was on fire and the bonnet ablaze.
1.1The left side of a horse.
Example sentences
  • First home on the nearside was Royal Millennium in fifth with the heavily-backed 7-2 favourite Frizzante just behind him on the stands' side in sixth.
  • Second favourite Continent, ridden by Keith Dalgleish and trained by Dandy Nicholls, briefly showed on the nearside but was never really in touch.
  • It was the nearside that proved to hold the fastest ground and Spanish Don emerged from the pack as jockey Leo Keniry conjured a late surge to steal the win.
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