- to strike with a sweeping stroke or blow along the side; strike a glancing blow obliquely.
- such a strike or blow.
Origin of sideswipe
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Examples from the Web for sideswipe
The skull was smashed over the left eye, as if someone had taken a sideswipe at Hendrix with a hammer.Let'em Breathe Space
Lester del Rey
- a glancing blow or hit along or from the side
- an unexpected criticism of someone or something while discussing another subject
- to strike (someone) with such a blow
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