[ sahyd-wahynd ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌwaɪnd /
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verb (used without object), side·wound [sahyd-wound] /ˈsaɪd waʊnd/ or (Rare) side·wind·ed, side·wind·ing.
to move like a sidewinder.
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Origin of sidewind
First recorded in 1925–30; back formation from sidewinder
Words nearby sidewind
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