Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for sidearms
The officers were allowed to retain their sidearms, and the men to return to their homes.No Surrender!
G. A. Henty
The French soldiers rapped them back with the scabbard of their sidearms.The Wind Bloweth
Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Let them man my gig, the crew taking their sidearms with them.Under the Meteor Flag
The Bavarians had collected their rifles and sidearms, and were going out sullenly.The Day of Wrath
Meanwhile these gentlemen had come on deck unarmed, without even their sidearms.