side-on [sahyd-on, -awn] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- (of two objects) meeting with the sides foremost.
- 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.
Lewis R. Freeman