side-on [sahyd-on, -awn] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. (of two objects) meeting with the sides foremost.


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

Origin of side-on First recorded in 1905–10 Examples from the Web for side-on Historical Examples of side-on

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

    Down the Yellowstone

    Lewis R. Freeman

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