Main definitions of highside in English

: highside1highside2

highside1

Pronunciation /ˈhʌɪsʌɪd/

noun

  • A type of accident in which the rear tyre of a motorcycle loses and suddenly regains traction on a road surface when cornering, resulting in the rider being thrown into the air and over the motorcycle. Frequently attributive, as "highside accident", "highside crash", etc.

Origin

1970s. From high + side.

Main definitions of highside in English

: highside1highside2

highside2

Pronunciation /ˈhʌɪsʌɪd/

verb

  • Of a motorcycle or its rider: to have a highside accident. Also with object (in passive).

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in AMA News. From highside.