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sidelight

[ sahyd-lahyt ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌlaɪt /
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noun
an item of incidental information.
either of two lights carried by a vessel under way at night, a red one on the port side and a green on the starboard.
light coming from the side.
a window or other aperture for light in the side of a building, ship, etc.
a window at the side of a door or another window.
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Origin of sidelight

First recorded in 1600–10; side1 + light1
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British Dictionary definitions for sidelight

sidelight
/ (ˈsaɪdˌlaɪt) /

noun
light coming from the side
a side window
either of the two navigational running lights used by vessels at night, a red light on the port and a green on the starboard
British either of two small lights on the front of a motor vehicle, used to indicate the presence of the vehicle at night rather than to assist the driver
additional or incidental information
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