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sidecar

[sahyd-kahr] /ˈsaɪdˌkɑr/
noun
1.
a small car attached on one side to a motorcycle and supported on the other side by a wheel of its own, used for a passenger, parcels, etc.
2.
a cocktail made with brandy, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; side1 + car1
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  • Here, bowls of caviar with a sidecar of chopped-egg.
British Dictionary definitions for sidecar

sidecar

/ˈsaɪdˌkɑː/
noun
1.
a small car attached on one side to a motorcycle, usually for one passenger, the other side being supported by a single wheel
2.
a cocktail containing brandy with equal parts of Cointreau and lemon juice
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sidecar in Technology


1. Synonym slap on the side. Especially used of add-ons for the late and unlamented IBM PCjr.
2. The IBM PC compatibility box that could be bolted onto the side of an Amiga. Designed and produced by Commodore, it broke all of the company's own design rules. If it worked with any other peripherals, it was by magic.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Encyclopedia Article for sidecar

jaunting car

two-wheeled, open vehicle, popular in Ireland from the early 19th century. It was unusual in having lengthwise, back-to-back or face-to-face passenger seats. The light, horse-drawn cart carried four passengers (although the earliest versions carried more). It usually had a narrow, forward-facing driver's seat

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