Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A one-wheeled car for a single passenger, attached to the side of a motorcycle.
  • n. A cocktail combining brandy, an orange-flavored liqueur, and lemon juice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A one-wheeled attachment to a motorcycle to allow for a separate seat for a passenger or cargo space.
  • n. A cocktail made with cognac (or brandy), triple sec liqueur, and lemon juice.
  • adj. A sidecar file is a file which stores data, such as metadata, which is not supported by the source file format.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cocktail made of orange liqueur with lemon juice and brandy
  • n. conveyance consisting of a small carrier attached to the side of a motorcycle

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Examples

  • The vote on the sidecar is also the vote on HR3590. cboldt: House enrollment of the “deemed passed” self-executing rule is conditional on passing H. Con.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Balkin on the “Slaughter Solution”

  • If the sidecar is unrelated to the first bill (HR 3590), then I agree that HR 3590, by passage of the sidecar by the House alone, is in condition for presentment.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Balkin on the “Slaughter Solution”

  • When the HCR sidecar is introduced, the House will produce a rule that ties the two bills together for a vote while retaining their nature as separate bills.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Balkin on the “Slaughter Solution”

  • March 16, 2010, 5: 16 pm thefncrow says: cboldt: If the sidecar is unrelated to the first bill (HR 3590), then I agree that HR 3590, by passage of the sidecar by the House alone, is in condition for presentment.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Balkin on the “Slaughter Solution”

  • In Congress, the word sidecar doesn't call up images of a one-wheeled device precariously attached to a motorcycle — but it's a risky vehicle all the same.

    A Bumpy Ride

  • Sidecar Faces a Bumpy Ride In Congress, the word sidecar doesn't call up images of a one-wheeled device precariously attached to a motorcycle — but it's a risky vehicle all the same.

    Obama Brings Health-Care Push to Ohio

  • Before then, you'll see a mishmash of other things go into effect at various times — and of course some of the changes depend on the Senate passing the House's so-called sidecar, or reconciliation, bill of changes.

    Steps You Can Take Ahead of Changes in Coverage, Taxes

  • An example would be the recurring gag involving a motorcycle and sidecar, which is funny the first time it happens, but its iterations are overly predictable and go exactly as the viewer would expect them to.

    1/22: Early Spring; Duck Soup

  • So a sidecar is the ONLY possibility. let's not start on the safety discussion, you can get hit by a bus crossing the street, life is not safe

    charles statman

  • And insurers have embraced so-called sidecar agreements as a way to underwrite more business without pumping up their balance sheets.

    Hedge Funds' Sidecars

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  • They do get rowdy, those boys.

    June 5, 2009

  • It's much better than having the Village People cavort there.

    June 4, 2009

  • One could do worse than hear Carole Lombard in one's head.

    June 4, 2009

  • Some of these cocktails I recognize from old movies (now hearing Carole Lombard in my head).

    June 4, 2009

  • No, and normally I'd say "Let's do it!" but I can't for a while. If you try one, let me know what you think. I suspect I would like the name better than the drink itself (the same is true of The Godfather, for example).

    June 3, 2009

  • Have you ever ordered a sidecar, cb? I keep meaning to.

    June 3, 2009

  • David Wondrich calls this "the defining cocktail of the era" of Prohibition.

    Shake well with cracked ice:
    1 ¼ oz cognac
    ½ oz Cointreau
    ¾ oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
    Strain into chilled, sugar-rimmed cocktail glass

    (Article is at "Celebrate Prohibition Repeal," here.)

    June 3, 2009

  • See boilermaker.

    October 17, 2007