[ sahyd-on, -awn ]
/ ˈsaɪdˈɒn, -ˈɔn /


(of two objects) meeting with the sides foremost.


with the side or sides foremost, especially in a collision: The other car struck me side-on.

Nearby words

  1. side-door,
  2. side-dress,
  3. side-effect,
  4. side-foot,
  5. side-glance,
  6. side-saddle,
  7. side-splitting,
  8. side-swipe,
  9. side-table,
  10. side-valve engine

Origin of side-on

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for side-on

  • "Kept you from throwing her side-on and giving me that spill you promised," he chuckled.

    Down the Yellowstone|Lewis R. Freeman