1 adj The nearside wheels, lights, or doors of a vehicle are those nearest the edge of the road when the vehicle is being driven on the correct side of the road. In Britain, the nearside is on the left.
(BRIT) ADJ n (Antonym: offside)
The nearside front tyre had been slashed.
2 n-sing The nearside of a vehicle is the side that is nearest the edge of the road when the vehicle is being driven on the correct side of the road.
(BRIT) the N (Antonym: offside)
It hit the kerb on the nearside and seemed to ricochet across the road on two wheels.
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