Definition of lowside in English:

lowside

noun

Motorcycling
  • A type of accident caused by a motorcycle losing traction on a road surface, typically resulting in the rider coming off and both motorcycle and rider sliding along the ground.

verb

Motorcycling
  • no object Of a motorcycle or its rider: to lose traction on a road surface, especially when cornering, typically resulting in the rider coming off the motorcycle and both sliding along the surface. Also with object: to cause (a motorcycle) to slide in this way.

Origin

1980s. From lowside, after highside<br>1970s; earliest use found in Cycle World. From low + side, after highside.

Pronunciation

lowside

/ˈləʊsʌɪd/