nearside


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

nearside

Chiefly Brit
a. the side of a vehicle normally nearer the kerb (in Britain, the left side)
b. (as modifier): the nearside door

nearside

(neer -sÿd) The hemisphere of the Moon that is permanently turned toward the Earth because of the tidal synchronization of the lunar day and the sidereal month. The lunar librations allow the terrestrial observer also to see 9% of the farside, the hemisphere that is permanently turned away from the Earth. The farside was first photographed by the Soviet Luna 3 in 1959; it has no major maria.
References in periodicals archive ?
These systems when worked together are able to bring the vehicle to a complete halt in the nearside lane.
The vehicle would have a white nearside wing mirror missing.
Imagine the nightmare it would be for observers who wanted to learn their way around the Moon's surface if each of those 6,328 nearside craters had a distinct name honoring some historical figure.
Officers investigating the incident have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have any information about the black Vauxhall Corsa, which has or had a damaged nearside wing mirror to contact them.
The surface of the moon s nearside is dominated by a unique area called the Procellarum region, characterized by low elevations, unique composition, and numerous ancient volcanic plains.
Surely it would be safer for mum to seat baby on the nearside and walk around to the nearside and lift out the baby in safety?
The driver's side of the lorry's cab was left embedded in the rear nearside of the coach following the collision, which also left debris strewn across the approach to the footbridge.
Judge John Roberts said Tsang had misjudged her own speed and the gap between Mr Chapman and the nearside kerb.
Nissan has decided to back-up the existing full colour reversing display with an additional camera mounted in the nearside door mirror to give a side view of the car when manoeuvring.
Nearly 400 years after Galileo viewed the moon's nearside through a telescope, scientists still know relatively little about the moon's hidden half- the hemisphere that always faces away from Earth.
PSV inspector Garda John Flood said an indicator and side-repeater lamp on the truck's nearside were not working, rear lenses were broken, rear tail lamps were not working and the nearside rear brake was "non-effective".
For effortless rotation, a large turntable equipped with antifriction bearings ensures that operators are always working on the nearside of the pallet.