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A procession of motor vehicles, as in a parade.

mo′tor·cade′ v.
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(Automotive Engineering) a parade of cars or other motor vehicles
[C20: from motor + cavalcade]
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(ˈmoʊ tərˌkeɪd)

a procession or parade of automobiles or other motor vehicles.
[1910–15, Amer.]
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 a procession of motor vehicles. See also cavalcade.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motorcade - a procession of people traveling in motor carsmotorcade - a procession of people traveling in motor cars
procession - the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"
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مَوْكِب سَيّارات، رِتِل
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[ˈməʊtəkeɪd] Ndesfile m de automóviles
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[ˈməʊtərkeɪd] ncortège m d'automobiles or de voituresmotor car motorcar [ˈməʊtərkɑːr] n (British)automobile f
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[ˈməʊtəˌkeɪd] ncorteo di auto
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(ˈməutə) noun
a machine, usually a petrol engine or an electrical device, that gives motion or power. a washing-machine has an electric motor; (also adjective) a motor boat/vehicle.
to travel by car. We motored down to my mother's house at the weekend.
ˈmotorist noun
a person who drives a motor car. The motorist could not avoid hitting the dog.
ˈmotorize, ˈmotorise verb
1. to fit a motor to (eg a bicycle).
2. to supply (eg troops) with motor vehicles. Many army units have been motorized.
ˈmotorcade (-keid) noun
a procession in which everyone goes by car.
ˈmotorway noun
a road specially made for fast traffic. They are building a new motorway to link the two cities.
ˈmotorbike, ˈmotorcycle nouns
any of several types of usually heavy bicycle moved by a motor.
motor car
a vehicle on four wheels, moved by a motor, but not a lorry or van; an automobile, car.
ˈmotorcyclist noun
a person who rides a motorbike. The motorcyclist was injured in the road accident.
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He also recalled that motorcade he had with his son Jake Ejercito when teenagers chased their vehicle to shake their hands.
Blumentritt Street and Aurora Boulevard in the morning due to revelers taking their positions on these streets for the motorcade.
The Phnom Penh municipal traffic police denied local media reports that a motorist collided with Prime Minister Hun Sen's motorcade on Russian Boulevard in Phnom Penh's Sen Sok district on Thursday morning.
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Summary: Washington DC [USA], Jan 31 (ANI): A pedestrian and a US Secret Service agent on Wednesday sustained injuries following an accident involving a presidential motorcade while it was leaving the White House.
Boinett in a statement on Saturday said that though the law allows hire of police motorcade, his case was extreme.
A cargo motorcade, implementing test transportation on the route "Lapis Lazuli" (Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey) in accordance with the agreement on transit and transport cooperation of the participating countries, has arrived in Ashgabat, Trend reports with reference to the Turkmen TV channel "Altyn Asyr".
But the actual distance was just 250 yards -- a route Trump and his wife Melania traveled in the presidential parade limousine, with a motorcade of at least seven other vehicles.
A topless female protester ran towards a motorcade transporting US President Donald Trump to an Armistice Day event in Paris.
Fuji TV released the footage of the traffic accident involving the motorcade of President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in Tokyo, Ahbor reports.
The first motorcade comprising six vehicles passed through the site, which included the vehicles of senior police officers and the Rawalpindi commissioner.
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