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[sahyd-wawl] /ˈsaɪdˌwɔl/
the part of a pneumatic tire between the edge of the tread and the rim of the wheel.
a wall that serves as the side of a structure.
the side part of the upper of a shoe.
Origin of sidewall
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at side1, wall Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Crowbar ready, Ken flattened himself against the sidewall, pulling his companion back with him.

    Seed of the Arctic Ice H. G. Winter
  • It toppled and spilled half its contents on the cargo-hold floor, which had been a sidewall.

    Planet of Dread Murray Leinster
  • One reached these upper offices by a long walled passageway to the left, where the sidewall of the bank adjoins the McCall garden.

  • Farrow went over the back of the seat in a flurry and I rolled off of my stretcher into the angle of the floor and the sidewall.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • He followed when she went to a doorway—with a security guard beside it—in the sidewall.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • The shell had struck a sidewall in the bar, and glanced off through the doorway without exploding.

    Ladysmith H. W. Nevinson
  • They reached the mysterious objects being manufactured in a row around half the sidewall of the Shed.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • It turned clumsily, and carefully circled the scaffolding, and moved toward a sidewall of the Shed.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • It was one of those utterly ungainly creations that were built around one half of the sidewall of the Shed.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • The assembly line of pushpots grew shorter, and the remaining monstrosities around the sidewall were plainly near to completion.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for sidewall


either of the sides of a pneumatic tyre between the tread and the rim
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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