Meaning of nearside in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnɪəsʌɪd/

Translate nearside into Spanish


  • 1British The side of a vehicle nearest the kerb (in Britain, the left)

    Compare with offside

    ‘he veered to the nearside and crashed into a van’
    • ‘the front nearside wheel’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I thought I had got away with it, but somehow I had taken a hit directly on the nearside front wheel.’
    • ‘Ryan ran out from behind a parked car and ran into the front nearside corner of his vehicle.’
    • ‘The vehicle has struck the nearside verge with force causing it to roll over several times.’
    • ‘Traffic officers said the car was travelling from Harwich into Dovercourt when the driver appeared to have lost control and mounted the nearside kerb.’
    • ‘The lorry, which was carrying fruit and vegetables, was heading along Featherstall Road in Littleborough when the front nearside wheel went into a hole.’
    • ‘The trailer came to rest tilted on its offside wheels, the nearside wheels raised off the road by about two feet.’
    • ‘The team thundered down the drive and swung out onto the road, the curricle's wheel missing the nearside fence by inches.’
    • ‘The police spokesman said the vehicle would have been damaged on its nearside front corner at the headlight area and would be missing a wing mirror.’
    • ‘It crashed into the nearside barrier, ending up with its nose sticking out into the first lane of the motorway.’
    • ‘Logically, the first tyre to strike the kerb would have been the front nearside tyre of the land Rover.’
    • ‘The nearside trailer wheels of the articulated lorry lifted six inches from the road surface and the load leaned to the offside and into the next carriageway.’
    • ‘As he was bending down speaking to them, one man got out of the rear offside door and another came out of the nearside front door.’
    • ‘He said he saw the Sierra approaching at speed and saw the offside and then nearside wheels leave the road.’
    • ‘The eight-year-old collapsed unconscious in the road while the driver sped off, leaving behind the front nearside wing mirror of the car - thought to be a blue Mazda saloon.’
    • ‘Officers searched a house in Deal Street and a vehicle and found the passport under the nearside seat.’
    • ‘The front nearside tyre was two thirds smooth with no tread and the front offside tyre was one third smooth with very little tread.’
    • ‘Her nearside front window was smashed and the thief was able to snatch her briefcase containing her purse, mobile phone and credit cards.’
  • 2usually the nearsideThe left side of a horse.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘For correct mounting, we will position ourselves on the left or nearside of the horse.’
    • ‘The horses thundered down the nearside, led by a horse which really wasn't happy with running past people (and this was when the course was near deserted).’
    1. 2.1The side of the moon visible from earth.
      Often contrasted with far side
      ‘a region on the lunar nearside’
      • ‘large meteoroids struck the nearside of the moon’