- follow-up(def 3b).
- a typographically distinct section of a page, as in a book or magazine, that amplifies or highlights the main text.
- a conference between the judge and lawyers out of the presence of the jury.
- a subordinate or incidental issue, remark, activity, etc.
Origin of sidebar
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Examples from the Web for sidebar
Sidebar: the Electoral College is the balk rule of government.Baseball’s Problem Is Politics’ Problem
November 4, 2014
Its addictive “sidebar of shame” catalogues every celebrity roll of fat, fashion faux pas, and shaky early-morning nightclub exit.Hollywood vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney and Angelina Jolie Take On The UK's Leanest, Meanest Gossip Machine
Lizzie Crocker, Lloyd Grove
July 12, 2014
He went on to describe the probe as a “sidebar issue” and hinted it was politically motivated.Scott Walker Investigated in Secret Wisconsin Probe
October 24, 2013
The judge and the lawyers broke for a sidebar, outside the purview of the jury, the media, and the public.‘You’re a F—cking Liar’: Whitey Bulger and the FBI’s Sordid History
July 1, 2013
And not just an obit, but a sidebar under the hed "Caruso Kept Hoping He Would Return."A1-Worthy Musical Deaths
May 18, 2012
The man drove away in the sidebar leaving the Captain and the lumber wagon.
Late in the afternoon the Captain returned riding in a sidebar buggy with a man.
- (in a newspaper, website, etc) a short article placed alongside and providing additional information about a longer one
- any subsidiary or supplementary thing
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Word Origin and History for sidebar
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