One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
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.
1980s. From lowside, after highside<br>1970s; earliest use found in Cycle World. From low + side, after highside.
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