Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The side of a pavement or street that is bordered by a curb.
  • n. A sidewalk.
  • adj. Located, operating, or occurring at or along the sidewalk or curb: curbside trash collection.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Adjacent to the curb.
  • n. A location next to the curb

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the edge of a sidewalk that borders a curb

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the side of a sidewalk that is bordered by a curb

Etymologies

curb +‎ side (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • State law does require that elections officials bring ballots to the cars of elderly and disabled voters when they request the assistance, he writes, allowing them to engage in "curbside" voting.

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  • Toronto's recycling plan allows people to include paper-based takeout coffee cups in curbside recycling because they can be composted.

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  • Another was almost getting thrown up on by Janis Joplin curbside of the Fillmore Auditorium.

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  • National Transportation Safety Board found that so-called curbside bus companies, which pick up riders on sidewalks rather than in terminals, were involved in fatal accidents at seven times the rate of traditional carriers like Greyhound.

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  • Using bear-resistant containers, double wrapping food waste, not placing garbage in outdoor sheds and garages, and waiting until the morning of garbage disposal to place garbage on the curbside are a few ways to ensure that the bears keep out Webb said.

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  • Winnipeg has tossed around the idea of curbside pickup like the program in Prince Edward Island but never followed through, and according to the latest data, three quarters of Manitobans throw their organic waste in the trash.

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  • Blouin said his organization believes the government should stick with one system - namely curbside recycling, which is available in most Quebec towns and is financed by industry and municipalities.

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  • Perrow, in an interview Friday, said he supported the idea of curbside service but remained concerned about the cost.

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  • The fees are also applied to other services, such as curbside check-in or ordering tickets over the phone.

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  • We also do the same with family members of physicians in our group, and other physicians as well, if at all possible although it is hard not to "curbside" to save time.

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