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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.

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  • 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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  • The examples suggest a political meaning, unfamiliar to me.
    e.g. "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. But if the sidecar results in changing HR 3590, then HR 3590, unchanged, does NOT represent the will of the House."

    May 9, 2014

  • 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