sidelong or sideways; obliquely.


having an oblique position; inclined or sloping.

Origin of sideling

1300–50; Middle English sid(e)ling; see side1, -ling2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sideling

Historical Examples of sideling

  • Foley, slipped far down in his chair, eyed the contractors with a sideling, insolent glance.

  • He may commence by sideling toward other horses or objects on his left, or by suddenly turning around to the right.

  • The distance from the foot to the summit of Sideling Hill is four miles, and it is the longest hill on the road.

    The Old Pike

    Thomas B. Searight

  • The next day, as usual, we blacked and painted, and waylaid them near Sideling Hill.

  • This was an awkward position in which to command his footing along a sideling, icy path.

    North-Pole Voyages

    Zachariah Atwell Mudge