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A procession of motor vehicles, as in a parade.

mo′tor·cade′ v.


(Automotive Engineering) a parade of cars or other motor vehicles
[C20: from motor + cavalcade]


(ˈmoʊ tərˌkeɪd)

a procession or parade of automobiles or other motor vehicles.
[1910–15, Amer.]


 a procession of motor vehicles. See also cavalcade.
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"
مَوْكِب سَيّارات، رِتِل
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kolóna áut
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[ˈməʊtəkeɪd] Ndesfile m de automóviles


[ˈməʊtərkeɪd] ncortège m d'automobiles or de voituresmotor car motorcar [ˈməʊtərkɑːr] n (British)automobile f



[ˈməʊtəˌkeɪd] ncorteo di auto


(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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"Motorcades and cultural parades are a common sight in community celebrations back home.
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Their own cars may not be flashing red everywhere, but screaming sirens continue to announce the arrival of VIP motorcades.
Don't give way to official motorcades or emergency vehicles -- the start and finish of official motorcades in Bahrain is not distinct -- unlike in European countries where flags on the motorcade vehicles are used and the colour of the flag defines its place within the motorcade -- first vehicle two blue flags and right blue light, all subsequent vehicles one blue flag on the right and right blue light, last vehicle a green flag on the right with a right green light.
"There were two motorcades, one containing Assad and a decoy.
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