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[moh-ter-keyd] /ˈmoʊ tərˌkeɪd/
a procession or parade of automobiles or other motor vehicles.
verb (used without object), motorcaded, motorcading.
to travel by or in a motorcade.
Origin of motorcade
1910-15; motor + -cade Unabridged
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Examples from the web for motorcade
  • Hundreds had lined the streets to see his motorcade as it entered the city.
  • It bounces off the limo and into the road, where it explodes under the next vehicle in the motorcade.
  • Being late due to a motorcade could only happen in my city.
  • Having provoked the clash, she fled in a motorcade that ran over and killed a policeman and a protester, according to the police.
  • The last time she toured the countryside her motorcade was attacked by a mob, apparently aligned with the government.
  • The motorcade was conveniently diverted and came upon the crime sight still smoking and bleeding.
  • The usual lengthy motorcade with police closing off intersections and taking us traffic free through town.
  • They slapped five with the tens of thousands of fans who lined the route of the motorcade.
  • Foreign leaders arriving by motorcade often have to use another entrance.
  • Instead, he took a motorcade to a nearby hotel, where the video link was set up.
British Dictionary definitions for motorcade


a parade of cars or other motor vehicles
Word Origin
C20: from motor + cavalcade
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Word Origin and History for motorcade

1909, from motor- + suffix from cavalcade.

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