[ sahyd-slip ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌslɪp /

verb (used without object), side·slipped, side·slip·ping.

to slip to one side.
(of an airplane when banked excessively) to slide sideways in a downward direction, toward the center of the curve described in turning.


an act or instance of sideslipping.

Origin of sideslip

First recorded in 1640–50; side1 + slip1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for sideslip

  • Certainly--watch gulls on a windy day--you'll see them sideslip--go into spins--and have a generally hard time of it!

British Dictionary definitions for sideslip

/ (ˈsaɪdˌslɪp) /


a sideways skid, as of a motor vehicle
a sideways and downward movement towards the inside of a turn by an aircraft in a sharp bank

verb -slips, -slipping or -slipped

another name for slip 1 (def. 12)
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